I was surprised too of the ammonia spike. I set up my QT
with Damsels (before I found this site) and it took way longer to see a spike than with the shrimp. Fortunately all 4 of my damsels survived the sewer factory and are doing well. I will be bringing them back to the LFS
when I go get my next fish for QT
. I keep damsels in my QT
so I do not have to break it down each time. And as an added bonus my 2 year old son loves to help so he feeds the fish in the QT
and I take care of my 225 display. I have a 35 gallon Qt
and wish I went bigger for my size of tank.