Wow! I got nothing man! Just congrats on the new babes! Are you a science student by any chance because I have no idea what a pleopod is. But I'm going to google it! =D
Usually the bacteria (infusoria) comes from dry leaves that are lying on the bottoms of rivers, I don't know if a live plant will do the trick. Maybe you could add some freeze dried daphnia for them to eat? I fed it to my fry when they were tiny... I don't know whether shrimp are cannibalistic, I'll have to read up on that! Lol!
They eat algae too right? Check if any of your tanks have some algae growth, scrape it off and feed it to the little ones...
Don't add too much water conditioner, too much is harmful. I suggest using an aeration pipe to do the water changes, use suction.. fill pipe with water.. thumbs on both ends. Put one end in tank, other in the bucket... Voila! And if you see a shrimplet (lol) get too close put your thumb on the opening.. Make the room dark and shine a flash light in one corner of the tank, the babies will get attracted to it and you can do the water changes on the other side! I hope this helps, I use that trick for my fry..
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