I love your tank! And this thread was so helpful to me with my newly cycled tank! He's so pretty!
I've had the same saga with my newly cycled 20L future blackwater tank that was for my Betta given to me by a client in a 2.5 gallon. I'm a pet sitter (we do fish, too, BTW. So sorry about Val :sob: I always tell people you cannot trust friends and family for the most part. They don't have the experience and judgement to know what they don't know and OFTENTIMES they think they know better. Usually they do something COMPLETELY ridiculous or wrong you'd never dream of....leaving you wondering "WHAT the HECK were they THINKING!?". One time a client had a neighbor feed her lovebird. Instead of using HER FOOD, the idiot brought INTO HER HOME his large sized wild bird sunflower seed which a small parrot cannot even crack open and the poor bird died of starvation.)Thank you! That means a lot to me. :grin2:
😂 Shrimp scare tactics.LOL
Within an hour of first spotting the babies, I saw Tagawa take a snap at one (missed by a mile!), but there is always the chance he will pick them them off slowly.
He has never taken the slightest interest in the adult yellow shrimp (all of an inch long, but still growing a bit).
So he is obviously too wimpish to actually take on a ferocious grown up about 10% of his own size 😉 but he obviously thinks that babies are fair game.
I had prawns for lunch, yesterday, sitting at my desk next to this tank and all my cute little yellow shrimp. It was an uncomfortable experience!
Well, if they sat on Gobi’s food... haha!😂 Shrimp scare tactics.
I have a betta in a 5g by my husband's chair and he was sitting there eating fish and chips. He set the bottle of tartar sauce next to the tank and I just looked at him and asked "Is that a threat?"
When I had my brackish tank I had a bunch of ghost shrimp in there that always bred like crazy. I just used pantyhose (lol) over the siphon to avoid casualties. My dragon goby would occasionally munch them by accident when they would sit on his food, so I never really worried about having too much. Maybe Tagawa will learn from example by watching you. 😁