Originally Posted by NursePlaty
is 78F with ADA amazonia aquasoil ok for crystal shrimps? My tank without a heater is at 78, and I cant get it any lower. any ideas would be great.
They like it best between 70-74. As long as you are in that range you have very happy shrimps. 76F is a bit high but 78F is really pushing it because you will start to see they fade in color by then and deaths at around 80F for long periods of time.
Best is to add a couple walmart clip on fans around your tanks or add an airstone to lower it a little.
Unless your tank temp. drops below 68F at night, you can just take out the heater completely to reduce the risk if automatically being ON at 78F and your shrimps will really take a hard hit.