So there are shrimp winging their way to me in the mail from Soothing Shrimp... I've been making the final preparations to their new homes. Can't wait until they get here! Thought I'd get a head start on their introduction by posting pics of their tanks, then when they get here on Tuesday (according to the USPS), I'll take pics of them and post them here.
They'll be moving into two 2.5 gallon tanks. So far the only fauna in them are snails. Here's the one for the five Blue Velvets:
And here's the one for the five Yellows:
I apologize for the photos... I'm just learning how to use the camera on our phone. Already, even though sometimes they're a bit blurry, they're better than our regular camera, which is kind of sad.
Anyway, I'm very grateful to Soothing Shrimp for starting me on shrimping. I'm looking forward to a long, enjoyable hobby with the little critters.
Last edited by mosspearl; 09-22-2013 at 04:28 AM.
Reason: changed thread title...we're beyond new tanks now
The mountain rock is all one piece, Tabberwok... found it in the garden. Did all the appropriate cleaning, boiling, etc. It was a lucky find. Makes the layout in the yellow tank a bit pathetic. LOL
The smaller rocks are those decorative stones from Walmart. They do kind of look like mushrooms. I tried to make little caves, Soothing Shrimp.
Chey... yes, I need more moss. I have some subwassertang (a big clump in the yellow tank on top of the rock), a small clump of flame moss in front of the rock in the yellow tank, and a small clump of java in front of the mountain in the BV tank. The moss arrived from a trade I did a few weeks ago, so it hasn't had much time to spread yet. I've also started some subwassertang on the two red lava rocks in the back of the BV tank. In a month or so it should start to fluff out. I'm hoping the shrimp will be happy with the hornwort and the rest of the green stuff in there.
Updated the yellow shrimp tank because it needed something. Ordinarily I don't go for cheesy tank ornaments, but the family agreed we had to get a Tardis. So... the yellow shrimp will get to play all timey-wimey when they get here tomorrow. LOL