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So, I got this beautiful girl from someone that was keeping her in a daphnia tank that was packed with hornwort. He didn't even know she was in there! The tank was cold, about 68 to 70 degrees with no filtration. Apparently she was surviving on the daphnia. I drip acclimated her for over 4 hours. Today is her second day in my planted blue shrimp tank. She molted yesterday. She came out of hiding today and had been scavenging the bottom, so I know she's hungry. I put in a pellet of shrimp food I feed my blue shrimps, which tends to break up and drift around the tank. I also added some live daphnia from my culture. I cannot see her fans. Should I be able to see them when she's not using them?
This tank has had a high nitrate problem which was solved before I put her in, by adding a submersible filter with NitraZorb in it. The filter will stay, I know they like current. My ph is about 8, kh and gh are within the correct parameters for shrimps. Temp is 76 degrees.
I want her to be happy in her new home and I'm maybe overly worried about getting her fed. Does anyone have any suggestions for me and Erika the shrimp? Thank you!!