Yesterday, I came to own 15 RCS since a friend of mine was culling her colony (safely drip acclimated). This was pretty sudden and while I happened to already have a fully cycled planted 5.5 gal
(betta recently passed), my city's water is known for being very soft. And after researching, I know that's a problem for shrimp and can cause molting issues.... which I'm seeing now (see attachments - not my photos since I can't get a good picture but these are pretty close).
Tank Size: 5.5 gal
: 3 (drops?)
: 2-3 (drops?)
I've crushed some cuttlebone and placed it in the filter and I got my hands on Seachem Equilibrium today. By my calculations, it's about 1/8 tsp to increase the gH
by 1 for a 5 gallon tank. My question is, how quickly can I raise my gH
in a safe manner? I only have one shrimp with molting problems right now and I assume it's too late to save it. But I'd like to prevent any other shrimp from developing the same problems.