Originally Posted by item1702
Sorry about that but you should be a little gald. All of them except for one died on me.
I just don't get it. I put them in other established tanks that had shrimp in them, and they were the only ones to die. Most of them didn't look all that much like bumblebees either. They seemed to be more of a tiger shrimp hybrid.
Oh, dear. That's not good. If these were indeed bumble bee shrimp, I don't know if I would have been interested, anyway. I can't keep them alive. But it sort of sounds like you got bee shrimp, not bumble bee shrimp. Did they kind of look like this:
If it was, I managed to keep mine alive (also from OG) for a remarkably long time (for me, this means months instead of days or weeks). I don't know how much this would help, but I tend to acclimate my smaller shrimp very slowly - like I'll start the day I buy them, and not release them until well into the next day or the day after that. For the short-term, it seems to help, but I still cannot keep them alive for more than a few months. Amano shrimp, OTOH, seem to be extremely hardy and I have several that are years old.
If you are still looking to get some bb's or some other shrimp, me and Samosette are try to work out a deal to get shrimp at a discount price from petacular exotics. PM him if you are interested. He said he would be talking to the owner tomorrow.
Thanks, but getting to Berkeley is trouble enough. I don't really drive. Aside from a few more tiger shrimp, I'm not really looking for anything else right now. I'll keep trying through OG. I appreciate the offer, though
. Just so you know, bumblebees and crystal reds tend to be very delicate and need extremely clean conditions. Even then, sometimes they just die for no apparent reason.
Well thanks for the info. I didn't know they carry so many types of shrimp at the Octopus Garden.
It's inconsistent, at best. Sometimes they get a bunch of neat shrimp in at once, other times it seems like they have months and months where they only have the "algae-eating shrimp." BTW, the survival rates on those Malayan shrimp have been really good for me. They're quite long-lived and color up beautifully. But the Amano shrimp cannot be beat for algae-eating.
Best of luck finding what you want. And no worries about bogarting the shrimp last week
. Now, if they were tiger shrimp, well...