View Full Version : I love my new shrimp

Lady Hobbs
03-18-2008, 04:44 PM
I have watched these things so much I moved my kitchen chair into the bedroom where the tank is. LOL I sat on the floor watching them so long yesterday I couldn't get my legs untangled. They are soooo tiny and those little feet just a goin'.

I never thought I'd want shrimp and kind of got talked into them. Now I wish I had gotten them sooner.

03-18-2008, 04:47 PM
Welcome in the Shrimp World!!!:hmm3grin2orange:
Since we've got our Amano and Cherry Shrimp, we can't sop watching them, sitting in front of the tank, trying to find them...
They're really fun little critters:19: !

03-18-2008, 04:48 PM
Haha, cool little creatures aren't they?

I've got a coral banded shrimp in my 10g, and he is pretty smart. Whenever the water at the front of the tank gets disturbed, like, when I drop food in, he sprints to the front from the back of the LR to get what falls to the ground.

Lady Hobbs
03-18-2008, 04:51 PM
They are really awesome, for sure. Can't believe I didn't want them before. When they grow some, I might add some neons to the tank.

03-18-2008, 04:54 PM
I love my shrimp as well... have had them for years and can still watch them for hours :1luvu: What kind of shrimp did you get?

03-18-2008, 04:54 PM
Sorry to hijack this thread with a dumb (unresearched) question. But, how long do shrimp live for? You got me thinking about getting a small tank setup now.

03-18-2008, 04:56 PM
im thinking about some now..............:19:

03-18-2008, 04:56 PM
Shrimp like cherries can live for 3 years... but they are like guppies... in a few months your 10 will be 50

Lady Hobbs
03-18-2008, 05:11 PM
I have some Red Cherries. Algenco sells them and you just have to place an order with him! They are very cool.

03-18-2008, 05:24 PM
Is this what I have to look forward to when I get mine?!!! :hmm3grin2orange:

03-18-2008, 05:32 PM
Yeah, another shrimp fan, you'll never look at a shrimp entré the same way.

Very cool little critters, we just love them.

Lady Hobbs
03-18-2008, 06:19 PM
I can see right now that the tank had better be the way you want to keep it before adding the shrimps. LOL Those babies are so darned tiny I'm afraid I might kill one if I move anything.

03-18-2008, 06:23 PM
I can see right now that the tank had better be the way you want to keep it before adding the shrimps. LOL Those babies are so darned tiny I'm afraid I might kill one if I move anything.

Hmmm Hobbsy, you should have put shrimp in the tank a long time ago then. You said you have a hard time keeping your hands out of the tank...well, there you go, instant fix, just add shrimp.

I love shrimp, so do my Angels :c11: So I can't add any of the smaller varieties. I am thinking of getting a couple of Whisker Shrimp. They can get up to 2 inches in length, and I think they may have a chance at surviving in my tank....

03-18-2008, 06:24 PM
They're actually pretty tough.

We just did a complete redo on our 5g and out of 9 cherry shrimp, we only lost one ... and that was my ham fisted fault.

03-18-2008, 08:32 PM
I've had my ghost shrimp for about a week now, and I can't wait to get my cherry shrimp from Algenco!! I've become a huge shrimp fan!! They're just so darn cute!

03-18-2008, 08:41 PM
they are definitely addicting :hmm3grin2orange:
Hobbs, don't worry about killing one, they are very fast, stick your hand in and try to touch one.

03-18-2008, 08:49 PM
I love my shrimp!! I just got them yeasterday and they are awesome to watch..... very busy.

03-18-2008, 09:22 PM
Congrats on the shrimp Hobbs!! This is also making me want to set up a shrimp tank.