Ghost Shrimp: On his back for hours, not dead (pink)
Hey everyone! I came home from spring break yesterday to find that my darling Puck had passed on. Petsmart was closed by the time I went out shopping yesterday so I didn't get around to buying a new betta. Instead, my boyfriend surprised me by getting little Jacques Gumball, our new Ghost Shrimp from Wal-Mart. We had talked about getting one for a while, and this was a nice surprise.
I put him in Puck's 1 gallon with a plastic plant, and fed him some betta fish flakes. He was swimming around all hyper and really is a fun little guy.
This morning when I woke up, he's been on his back. His little legs were moving for a while, but now nothing. I read somewhere that they turn pink when they are dead, and that is not the case.
I read that he also could be molting? He is a little more white than I'm used to seeing when we saw the Ghost Shrimp in the mall, but I'm not sure.
Any help? This has been going on for almost 4 hours. What's up with my Shrimpy?
"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way."My darlings:
Zamboni-Male Dragon RT-Since October2011
Winnipeg-Female Cambodian VT-Since March 2012
Kaida- Egyptian Mau mix Cat-4 years old
Josh-My boyfriend-because he thought he was my "darling" too! -Since February 18, 2011
(Hockey) Puck: April 2011-March 2012