I love those moss balls with the pebbles and sand.
Urgh worst part about shrimp tanks. Ive never quite figured out why some of the randomness happens then spend hours doing water changes etc!something odd going on with one of the shrimp tanks but not sure what
just done full water tests on them and one of them the nitrate level is slightly raised nitrite is zero and nitrate has gone up to 5 ..... But I did do a substrate swap out about two weeks ago.... Done it before without issues.... I can see water changes coming up to try and drop it
Lol we had a swordtail we had her one for two days came down an we had so many tiny ones everywhere alot survived an we got over run ended up shipping them off to the local pet shopSo this morning did water changes to try and drop this nitrate weirdness in the one shrimp tank and did one a fish tank as well.
Going to paint you a picture of more weirdness.....
I also have a tank with some fish in it ... neon tetra, dwarf chain loach and glow tetra. As such I don't do a lot with that tank has loads of plants in it which I grow for the shrimps. So thought do a plant transfer.... Hmmmm there's a few flipping huge shrimps in the tank that got transferred by mistake as very tiny shrimps when I was rotating the moss balls over. The fish tank grows a kind of algae that shrimps go crackers for. But as such I do nothing with that tank I just leave it be.
So did water change tested the water in there which is perfect. Decided to transfer some plants over did that. Stood looking at the fish.... Thinks oh no illness in the tank!!! Those two neon tetra look small skinny and not as bright colours as they should have.
Spent three hours reading up on tetra wasting disease
Going to have to separate them off from the others stick them in quarantine tank....
Stood looking for them.... Looking at the tetra.... Hmmmm all look the same now... Ok all five neon tetra feeding together look fine... Dots down with coffee about half hour later glance across nope those two really do look different! Leaps up grabs net ready to catch and transfer errrr hang on 7 neon???? I only have 5! Smaller and slimmer not as shimmery bright looks like the neon bred and two have grown up hiding in the plants and I need to do head counts more often
Upside...I learned a lot about an illness my fish don't have