Originally Posted by SpookyTooth
It sounds like a lovely home for him. I'm sure he appreciates the effort you're making for him - I know I would.
There is one downside though.
You're making me wish for ghost shrimp again! They are such charismatic little things. Hehe.
Holding out hope that he's going to moult!
Yes, shrimp are addictive.
When I woke up this morning at 10 (I know, I went to bed at like 2am) I showered then looked at Ash. He was sideways in the gravel, lying next to an exoskeleton.
So he DID want to molt.
I nudged him right side up using a barbecue skewer, and dropped in like 20 pellets in hopes that he would get close to one.
One fell DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF HIS MOUTH.
Not even a mere millimeter away.
But he was so weak all he could do was wiggle his swimmerettes feebly then he collapsed and his whiskers moved around once a minute.
He died in front of me.
I want another ghost shrimp REAAAALLLYYYY badly now
I wonder what happened though.
I guess other people's shrimp turned white and died due to failure of molting....
Poor little shrimp. I think maybe he was low on calcium.....
Also, he only molted after I supplied nothing but gravel, two 1/3 pieces of flower pots to hide in, and a moss ball.
I guess contrary to ghost shrimp knowledge they prefer open space with one or two plants.......Ash wasn't swimming around much or half as excitedly when I put lots of plants in his tank as opposed to the bare setup.
Poor, poor shrimpy.....
Today I went to a pony party with my mentor and I helped her out a TON and afterward we went to a parade so we could walk our horses in it (yaaaay) and I got paid, so I am heading to PetSmart ASAP to get a bunch of new supplies plus 1 or 2 Ghost shrimp. I was low on money (I was at the bare minimum......rolls of dimes, nickels, and pennies) so now I'll spend it all.