01-01-2008, 10:49 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
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| | Re: Planaria
I haven't had any problems with the shrimp since moving to the new place. I'm not sure if the planaria was the problem in the past. I'm still waiting on my first batch of Snowballs and CRS to be born. Once they arrive I will monitor the tanks and see how the young do. If they survive, I'll be able to say it wasn't the planaria.
At the old house I did weekly 20% water changes using mainly reconstituted RO water. I even changed it up a bit and started doing the water changes with Tap water but the problem persisted...pregnant females and no baby shrimp.
I've been monitoring the TDS here recently to judge when to do my water changes. Most of my tanks have only risen 10ppm in the past two weeks so I haven't been doing any water changes. I just top off for evaporation with RO water.
I think it is hard not to overfeed shrimp tanks. Then again, I don't have anywhere near the amount of shrimp in my tanks as you do.