Lots of cherry shrimp now
Last month I wrote of how boring my cherry shrimp were and how they had no color. Just big and ugly brown. I started feeding some brine shrimp flakes and even the smallest babies are now pink and the adults are very dark cherry colored. I still have a couple of renegades in the tank that are ugly but 95% of them are colored up as they should be.
My moss is literally covered with little pink shrimpies. Tons of 'em.
very cool! glad you shared this as im looking into getting myself some ghost shrimpies!
i guess its kindof similiar to flamingos, theyre only pink if they eat enough shrimp
Now I feel like a dog for saying my neons were eating them but it was just that I couldn't SEE them, I guess. (I have apologized to my neons.) Now I look in the tank and babies are all I see everywhere. My fish all eat the beans out of shrimp flakes, too.
My shrimp invasion. Wish they'd eat that BBA off that crypt!
That's pretty cool
I'd love to try keeping shrimp. Do bad they would just become lunch in my tank.
I'd also love to get something in my tank (other than me) that will clean off BBA
If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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Scissors work the best. :)
Congrats on all the shrimplets!
Originally Posted by i_am_511
Hmmm, I'll have to try feeding more brine shrimp in my tank, a lot of my babies are still rather clear. Do you think frozen mysis shrimp would have similar effects? I already have some of that in my freezer.
gallon community tanks, 5.5
gallon dwarf gourami tank
Red tail boa, Corn snake, Albino Nelson's milksnake
Fire belly toads (2), Red eye tree frogs (2), Antilles pinktoe tarantula
Mourning gecko, Electric blue gecko, Crested gecko, Mali uromastyx
I was recently thinking about the earlier thread regarding their color (or lack thereof). I just transferred my full grown shrimp into my community tank, where they hang out on driftwood and the anubias instead of on the sand like they do in my little shrimp tank. Within 2 days of the transfer, they were stunningly bright red. The difference could be attributed to the change in color of their hangout or the warmer water, or perhaps their new diet of lush green algae... If I really wanted to know the answer, I guess I should have limited my variables to just one...
Way cool, Lady Hobbs! Probably your neons didn't eat them because they couldn't see them before they colored up. Invisibility is a great defense mechanism.
I have three that are nearly adult size, now, and brilliant red. I see them this morning clustered together in the riccia paddy. Probably more somewhere that I don't see, yet.
Riccia is a wonderful floating plant. It forms soft pads that make comfortable dojo beds and shrimp hangouts. At night, the minnows and glo-fish also like to rest among it. Doesn't require a lot of light, and just seems to grow on its own without any outside attention.
Thanks for sharing the pics...
20 gal. high: planted; 1 zebra danio, 6 glofish, several snails, 2 (visible) RCS; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 4 rosy barbs, 6 glofish, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 zebra danios, 5 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.
I give them dried mysis shrimp too but have more coloring up with the flakes. This is what I got.
Originally Posted by SunSchein89
Wish now I had black gravel, tho. May change it out soon.