Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-03-2017, 08:26 AM   #1
Owp
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 125
Are fertilisers harmful to shrimp.

Hi, soon in about a month Iím thinking of adding some cherry shrimp to each of my two tanks but I was was wondering, is plant fertiliser harmful to shrimp? I use api leaf zone and dose weekly

__________________
Owp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2017, 09:27 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
toolman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,275
You should be fine, leaf zone is just a trace mineral mix (also called micro nutrients). Many dose those or even more complex ferts with shrimp. The copper in ferts is really low, but if you are worried you could just use 1/2 the normal dose when you first get the shrimp. Watch to see they get along ok the increase to full dose after a week or two.
__________________
toolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2017, 02:06 PM   #3
Owp
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by toolman View Post
You should be fine, leaf zone is just a trace mineral mix (also called micro nutrients). Many dose those or even more complex ferts with shrimp. The copper in ferts is really low, but if you are worried you could just use 1/2 the normal dose when you first get the shrimp. Watch to see they get along ok the increase to full dose after a week or two.


Ok thanks for the help.
__________________
Owp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2017, 08:14 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
kashif314's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,377
Shrimps are fine if you dose your fertz according to manufactures dosage method. In my shrimp tank I put micro and macro fertz but they are fine. Mine are Taiwan Bees which are very sensitive so no worries for you.
__________________
kashif314 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fert, rim, shrimp

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is this parasite harmful to shrimp ? kevintrinhtrinh Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 3 10-23-2015 11:37 AM
Are root tabs harmful to shrimp? SpaceFish42 Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 2 04-04-2015 05:41 PM
Harmful Hermit? alarmguy66 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 3 12-17-2003 06:11 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.