Hello! I am kinda nervous. I got 3 ghost shrimp at walmart tonight. I regret that I have not done as much prior research as I typically do before purchaseing an animal, but I haven't been able to get GS for the past 5 months!
I had a filtered tank that was emtpy. It has been cycled, but what worried me is the nitrates are at about 35ppm! I know that GS are incredibally sensitive to any amount of toxicity. I am doing some back-to-back WC to try to help get that stuff down.
I need to know what to feed them. That is right, small fry forgot to do research. I have algae wafers and (I hate to mention this...) shrimp pelets. They are in a tank w/ gravel and Java Moss.
I also need to know what gets on their bad side (kills them). These are common maintainence items that I use; Prime...actually, I think that is it. Is Prime ok? The water is medicated with it right now.
I also need to know about shrimp diesases. I have them in my Tony's old 1.5g to Quarantine them, if this process is necesary. What kind of diesases can shrimp get? What do I need to see that shows if they are healthy.
I know it is alot. If you can answer 1 or all questions that would be greatly appreciated. I am quite nervous about this.