I would add more stem plants (ludwigia) make a water change and add the shrimp and then make 25-50% water only changes twice a week for a month and then 25-50% water only thereafter provided that the stem plants are showing active growth-they will use the ammonia up before it can convert and will limit the nitrate which is what the shrimp can sometimes have more problems with. If you plan on using excel-I would use half recommended dosage-shrimp and the moss ball can sometimes have trouble with it
Only feed the shrimp 2-3 times a week in small amounts
Is this the tank you did the soil substrate with?
Its a 4 gal nano ,Plants are 1 amazon sword , 7 or 8 ludwigia repens (more can be added) , java fern , marimo moss . I dont know ph. (dont have test kit) After it cycles its going to be a red cherry shrimp tank , no bettas just them. So how long will it be??
Great news... my Fishy is getting better. Swelling way down, bubble on belly shrinking able to swim on the bottom again, it's a miracle. Going to continue to fast him, and use the maracyn two and epsom salt.
It should be fine since you will need at least a 75-100g tank to house the GKF for the first year or two, however, you would be taking a risk.....honestly I wouldn't recommend it.....
Good to hear the fish is better
My fry are growing fast soon to go to market at the end of the month