So, as with many creative artists, I can hardly stick to one thing before my mind wanders to other projects as well.
I wanted to share a little something about one of my projects though.
A long time ago in a land not so far away, I bought some yellow shrimp. Make that many yellow shrimp from many different people. Always had bad luck with them.
Some people claim to have had good luck of which I can only say it must depends on the strain(s) of yellows you have. I went through hundreds of $$$ with my yellows dying. Just too sensitive. Would die at a drop of a hat. Didn't matter who they were from. Same results.
Ultimately, out of hundreds, I had 3 survive. Out of these three, they didn't breed for months and months and months and...well, you get the picture. They just... existed.
As a project for myself, I put a couple red cherries in with them hoping I would get a cross and maybe I could selectively breed some for myself.
This is where it gets interesting. Either the new shrimp triggered a breeding instinct or they mated with the three yellows. I soon saw both baby cherries and baby yellows.
Now my gut feeling tells me that at least one cherry mated with the yellows to berry them, BUT I have no proof of that... what I DO know is that after I culled the cherry babies, I FINALLY have a population explosion of very hardy and healthy yellow shrimp for my tank. I have some very vibrant ones and some with just a tinge of yellow- so these need more culling. Heck I'd even sell the culls for cheap, but these shrimp seem to be the most hardy I've ever had as opposed to the all sensitive ones I had in the past!
On other news, I have some 2.5g tanks set up and waiting for me to do a mulm bomb and add the EC x NM shrimp. Time is a tickin'...
Last edited by Soothing Shrimp; 03-07-2013 at 11:49 PM.