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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2012, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Let the hunting begin!!

I wanted to try some shrimp with one of my boys so I ordered some Red Cherry Shrimps from eBay. I know they cost more than Ghost Shrimp, but I don't know that I care for the Ghosts.

So, I dropped the little guys in the tank after acclimation and they're now running for their lives as my previously calm, never-even-flared boy chases them around the tank. Fortunately he's got a decent sized tail and isn't the fastest, most nimble guy on the planet so they have a decent chance.

I figured the little suckers would hide under the Java Moss or in one of the other plants and take time to adapt to their new home, but NOOOOOO, they're running around like they own the place and risking life and limb by doing so. I guess maybe they were hungry after being in a shipping bag for a few days.

Hopefully my little guy looses interest soon.
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You could always play the Benny Hill Theme Music and watch them~ xD

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Yeah, in a horrific way it's kinda humorous. He'll stalk in and have them completely in his sights when suddenly they take off and he's left hitting the gravel where they had been sitting. Poor big dufus.
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Poor Arthur is still at it, but thankfully the little shrimps continue to evade him.

Here's a pic of my boy giving a trio of RCS the eye. (Sorry for the poor picture quality, I need to borrow my BF's nice camera!)
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Haha! I wondered how the shrimp thing was working out for you. Now I know!

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Hah! That's a brilliant photo.

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I'm glad to hear the doofus isn't having any luck!
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It's a trip to look over at Arthur and suddenly have a little shrimp go zipping across the tank.

I don't think these little guys were raised with a predator in their tank but they have survivor instincts and plenty of cover.
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Hahaha, I'm cracking up just picturing all of this

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the only shrimp that i have had survive was one out of like 8 in the 20 gallon, and that's mostly because there was enough cover for it to live long enough for the other fish to lose interest.

I can't imagine one would last very long with Percival... did he get shrimp too?
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