5g Fire red shrimp Update! Check it out! I'm pretty pumped!
Hey PT, I traded 8 Fire red shrimp (thanks to dmattbfan5 for that) for two CPO's back in June. I quickly went out and bought a cheap walmart 5g glass tank with ans Aquatech filter. My goal was and still is to have as many shrimp as the tank can sustain and then move some to my 55g. I used plants from my 55g and some of the filter mesh from one of my filters on the 55g also to get it cycling asap.
I held the shrimp in my 55 for 2 weeks then put them in their new home! Since then I think I've had 2 deaths from the original 8. I do 20% water changes weekly and they seem to like my water. Best part, the babies. I have some pictures I'll put below, but my got they just started breeding like rats! I was told with shrimp its like you have a few then out of nowhere, BOOM shrimp load! haha I took the best shots I could, I think there must be at least 50 shrimp now. The bigger babies are shoring great color already! Maybe I'll have enough to sell by next year!
Btw, I dont fertilize this tank at all the the plants seem to do well.
Sorry for the crap pics, crap camera! Thanks again to Dmattbfan5 for getting me started!
"One generation plants the tree, the next generation gets the shade"
Last edited by Gplus; 09-15-2012 at 06:16 PM.
Reason: add info