That is Hilarious. I really, really enjoy these stories about other aquarist's experiences. It really brings a smile to my face. He didn't ask for what they were for? On the other hand, I did watch this video where a guy was feeding his eels and rays 100 ghost shrimp!!! So I might understand why he did that
At one of my LFS, 6th Ave Aquarium, it's actually do it yourself! I don't know if this is normal and when I asked for three ghost shrimp (they are 3 for $1) the shop owner pointed me to these small, clear acrylic buckets (1/2 gallon?) hanging on the wall where each contains their own fish nets. I proceeded to the shrimp aquarium in the back and fished out three ghost shrimp. It was fun!
Sidenote: I wanted to get shrimp that were not lethargic. There's no science behind that ha, it's just I saw a Youtube video where a guy said his shrimp would squirt away too quickly for his betta. My betta has tried to nip at them too but they literally shoot away really fast before he can do any damage. Time will tell, but I think if Hicks had an opportunity, he would bite them.
I'm picking up a five gallon and new filter this weekend, so, once again, my betta will have a new home. But I can't wait. My tank is so weasle-y looking right now. Meh.
That's a very cute video! Just wondering, I have the same heater and wasn't sure if it was fully submersible. Have you ever had an issue with it?
Btw, hannat, I turned my heater right side up after you asked because, who knows, it might be safer that way? The directions say that it is a water tight seal but no point in pushin' your luck
The nob at the top is now out of the water. For those that may be curious, it was sideways, completely submerged, for about 5 weeks (without Hicks in the tank) and it showed no signs of malfunctioning.