Arc Posted February 4, 2021 Share Posted February 4, 2021 (edited) I "had" a thriving Spec V 5 gallon planted tank with just Cherry Shrimp in it and a snail that was doing great for about 9 months. Suddenly I started to see these little critters swimming around and they just kept multiplying and multiplying. They attached themselves to everything, including the snail and shrimp. Within about 2 months, the shrimp colony collapsed completely and only the snail survived. I nuked the tank by ripping it apart, scrubing and running it empty with bleach, throwing out the substrate, alum soaking a few plants to keep. The new tank has been running for about a month with only a snail and a single Amano Shrimp. Last night I saw a few Ostracods swimming around. I did read somewhere that their eggs are nearly indestructible and suspect that some survived the alum dip on the plant roots. So, I need a good suggestion for a tiny fish to control the Ostracods. At this point, the Amano is adult size and probably won't be threatened. EDIT: forgot to add that I was probably author of my own demise by over-feeding the Cherry Shrimp, but that isn't the case at all now. Edited February 4, 2021 by Arc Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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