I just started to cycle my quarantine tank with a raw shrimp. The tank smells like crap. I'm wondering if this is normal?
I would think that a rotting shrimp in a tank would not smell good, but this is just putrid.
The shrimp has been in there for only 1 day. The tank has an hob
filter that has biomedia in it, the tank has sand and some lava rocks in it.
/l free ammonia
/l total ammonia (I think..... the test does not match the color exactly)
It is hard to tell on the total ammonia test, the color of my test is a light purple, and the closest color on the color scale to this is a blue?
The test kit is from Seachem.
I also noticed after adding the shrimp that in the filter box there are a bunch a little white dots, some in clusters...they look like yeast. Anyone know what this is?
Should I remove the shrimp?
BTW-The quarantine tank is a 29 gallon, and I put in about 3/4 of a raw shrimp. The tank has been running for 2 weeks before I added the shrimp.