Instead of bombarding the forum with shrimp threads/posts I am going to post everything in this journal and see where my shrimp take me over the next few weeks, months....years?!
To start, I got my shrimp off of ebay from someone who just opened their store and had a discount for the first person to buy their RCS. I got 8 of them for $20 total and figured it's not a terrible price. They are Sakura grade, according the seller. Well, the shrimpies arrived last week and I set them up in a 2.5 mini tank. I plopped in a few marimos and the shrimpies went nuts-o and started whirring their little food-picker-uppers.
A couple days ago I got a huge "brick" of water sprite from
and stuffed their tank. I am not sure if I should leave them as is or find them another tank or rearrange the one they are in. I have been feeding them algae wafers which they ate before the water sprite arrived. Now I can't find them and only get a glimpse of one here and there. (At least they are red, not green!)
I will be pureeing them kale/bloodworm snello tomorrow and see how they like it. I think I will add tums, fish flakes, frozen daphia for some mixed nutrients in the snello.
My goals right now are to have them survive, hopefully breed, give half to my sister in a few weeks down south. I would like to be able to breed higher grades out of them, selectively, and sell them.
Pics taken last week below: (Their colors are really dull in these pics, will have to take better ones soon)
before water sprite:
the most brightly-coloured female is also the fastest