Shrimp suddenly MIA?
I just got my first tank.....Biorb 8L about 8 weeks ago, set up with artificial plants, did my best to cycle it (made some rookie mistakes there), added a pre-filter to make my filter shrimp safe and now have 10 blue velvet shrimp in it. The tank is not heated. Ammonia, nitrites, nitrates all 0; all other levels are in the "normal" range from what I've read about shrimp water parameters.
I've had the shrimp about a week, they've consistently been active until last night. Yesterday I added a very small amount of bacter ae and a small cleaned/boiled/cooled Catappa leaf for the first time.
Last night, my dog got sprayed by a skunk and it permeated the room where the shrimp tank is. I put out bowls of vinegar to help dissipate the smell but no other chemicals.
My shrimp have been totally MIA since last night. Could anything from yesterday or last night be negatively impacting the tank? Just retested the water tonight, no changes in parameters.
Any insight wound be appreciated - thank you!!