Just shut down the 3gal PRL tank and am dripping those shrimp into one of my 20Ls at the moment.
Planning to restart the tank once I'm in the new house. Not sure about the scape but am leaning toward black lava rock or some smaller stumpy, rock-like pieces of wood that I've got on-hand. Lots of options!
The Golden/Snow White tank is just as great as it ever was. Still working on a new scape for the other tank and hope to have it running here in its new home sometime soon. The move just zapped me of time and energy for a while.
Imagine the surprise (shock?) when I looked into the Golden/Snow White tank earlier this evening to discover THIS:
Because I've never mixed these guys with Taiwan Bees or other Crystals. In fact, this particular tank consists only of the offspring from five Goldens I obtained from Liam and added on May 3, 2012. So this tank is easily on its millionth generation by now.
Needless to say, I'm quite excited and can't wait to move it in with some of my BKKs to see what happens.
Are you 100% sure it didn't somehow hitchhike? I've had baby CRS move from tank to tanks as I move plants and things around. IME it's almost impossible for such a sudden and drastic mutation. Mutations generally occur gradually, not all of a sudden.
Not possible to have hitch-hikers. Nothing has been added to the tank in two years. Hasn't even been in the same room with the same species of critter.
As I posted, it was the opposite of sudden. Took at least 20 months. Probably longer, because there's no way to really know just how long this particular colony has ben going. Liam had them for at least a couple years before I picked them up. The five I received were giant adults.
So far in this tank, from which I constantly thin the herd, there have been nearly 40 berried females that I've witnessed/paid attention to. They've bred like crazy. And now that I know things like this are popping up? Looks like I'll be hanging on to them for much longer than planned. Was thinking about shutting the tank down for a makeover just last night. Funny how quickly my plans changed - ha.
Just loose moss. Some is kind of attached but most isn't.
That's what happens when tiny bits of moss get left over after a trim. It ends up growing into a bush all around the tank if you don't remove every last bit. But every time I go to remove the leftovers, there are too many babies for me to mess with it.