It should be fine. Copper in large amounts is deadly but most ferts have little copper in them. You say osmocote, I assume you mean root tabs youmade yourself? I would check the packaging and see how high the copper is in them. If buried, its unlikely to be an issue, but for future, I would prolly go with seachem root tabs instead. They have very minimal copper. Although I do know some shrimp keepers that use osmocote as well.frozenskyz18 said:
Shrimp have a very low bioload so that won’t be it...86 ssinit said:
They still don’t produce a lot. That’s why people add mystery snails with them to increase bioload and prevent the tank from recycling.86 ssinit said:I’ve read this a lot but about a month ago I was using another 5gal as a qt tank. When done I put 8 shrimp into this bare bottom tank and was shocked by how much shrimp waste was in the tank daily.
I agree, I have the same in my shrimp tank too.Galathiel said:I put in a mystery snail and a small nerite in my new shrimp tank. My others just have nerites in them. I don't want any of the easily reproducing snails in any of my tanks. I've never had pest snails and I don't want to start now.