I do love my little shrimplets! I'm glad to see so many of them. But I have more sad news. I woke up to find two more shrimp dead. I really think my high tap water pH is the problem. I have a lot more driftwood in my other tanks and that brings in down, but here I just have two dinky pieces. I ordered some more last night, so I hope they come in before I lose too many adults. I'm down to like 5 now, but still see two saddled females (ovaries full of eggs).
As for the eggies... I had some trouble with my setup come water change time, so I extracted the eggs (using a magnifying glass lol) and plopped them in the bag with the leaves. I originally read not to do that because the snails literally suck the eggs out, but these guys are buried in leaves. They will have plenty to eat, so I don't have to worry about that.
As for the leaves having any effect, they are. The pH today was 7.8 where it used to be 8.0. But I want it lower. I want it around 7.2. Really anxious for that wood to get here. :s Depending on when it does I might not have any adults left.