I had two ghost shrimp in my 5 gallon, but I hadn't seen them since before last weekend. Then Lila jumped out of her tank and died ( :o( ) so I haven't really looked inside the tank much because there's nothing to look at. I thought she ate the shrimp because I hadn't seen them since a day or two before she died. So anyway, last night I turned the light on in the tank because the plants need light. I'm keeping the tank up and running for when Fishie's tail heals and I can move him out of his hospital tank. So anyway, I turned on the light and a few minutes later, there was one of my shrimp chilling out on top of the terra cotta pot. I was like, "Well hello there." because that was a total surprise. Anyway, I kept looking over every few minutes and he was still sitting there. Then I looked over another time and he was gone. These guys seriously have the most appropriate name. They almost literally disappear so that I can't even find them for over a week. Anyway, I didn't see him anymore last night, but I saw him again this morning. He's gotten a lot bigger since the last time I saw him. Maybe he was hiding somewhere and molting for a few days?
Anyway, I was playing around with the filter a few minutes ago, and then I was looking in the tank again, and suddenly I saw this little thing moving and I was like
what was that? It was about the size of a grain of rice and I realized it was baby shrimp! Aah!
A few seconds later it floated up and then zoomed into the terra cotta pot really fast. So I guess one of my shrimp is a she. I don't know why I didn't see either of them carrying eggs. When I got them, I bought three of them, and one of them had eggs. She died a few days later, though. I didn't see eggs on either of the other ones. So anyway, this is pretty exciting. If there's one baby there may be more, right? One of the adults is actually actively swimming around the tank now. I wonder if both of the adults are still alive because I only see one adult each time I actually see it, and I saw the one baby... hmmm...
Now hopefully Fishie won't gobble them up when I put him back in this tank.