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joshh 02-27-2013 02:00 PM

Gone for 1yr, crs still alive!
 
I've been studying in Singapore for the past year and got home last night. To my amazement my crs were still alive. Prior to leaving I sold off most of things but didn't have enough time to get rid of my last tank, a mini-m with the left over crs. I can tell they are barely clinging to life though.

I had everything set up so all I asked someone to do was top off the water. I had planned to give further instructions later but never had the chance to. In fact, I quickly forgot about most things due to the overload of work I had to do in school.

For now, I'll see if I can revive these guys. They don't have the eheim i set up anymore. It must have clogged over time and they took it out of the tank and put in a hob. Even the hob isn't working now and I don't know how long that has gone for. To make things worse, its winter and the heater was taken off w/ the canister.

Now I hope I don't kill them off while trying to save them.

sayurasem 02-27-2013 02:33 PM

Wow!

MsNemoShrimp 02-27-2013 04:25 PM

Impressive! These must be super CRS then :hihi:

Betta Maniac 02-27-2013 05:49 PM

A simple sponge filter and a heater (if their tank is really cold) will do wonders.

ravensgate 02-27-2013 06:47 PM

I hope you revive them, get the colony stable and then sell them because they shall be the tanks of CRS! :)

Kinection 02-27-2013 08:16 PM

Dang! I wish I was even able to keep them alive for more than a week, while I'm gone! Best of luck!

philemon716 02-27-2013 09:01 PM

Would love to see a picture of an uncared for tank after 1 year!

kingjombeejoe 02-27-2013 09:45 PM

They probably stayed alive just to curse you out when you got back. :angryfire LOL

joshh 02-27-2013 11:46 PM

So far so good.

I put in the eheim and heater. I'll slowly start to clean it and watch over it for now. I was left with about 9 sss crs when I left but there are about 25 of them now. Took out 1 dead shrimp I found though. Who knows how many more were lost :(

The only plants they had were a large piece of fissidens and an anubias on a manzanita branch, which are all dead now. I'll have to buy them some new ones.

gtu2004 02-27-2013 11:58 PM

I was one of the people interested in buying the rest of your shrimps a year ago lol. oh how time flies...how was singapore? I was just there 3 weeks ago. Chicks were a bit disappointing :D

joshh 02-28-2013 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtu2004 (Post 2671418)
I was one of the people interested in buying the rest of your shrimps a year ago lol. oh how time flies...how was singapore? I was just there 3 weeks ago. Chicks were a bit disappointing :D

Cool! What were you there for? Although I was there for a year I didn't get much time to explore until school was done. I enjoyed the stay overall though. Food was good and really cheap. Public transportation was excellent. A very safe environment because people tend to mind their own business, but that makes it a bit dull as well. As for your last statement...I lol'd because its so true but so unfortunate!

Zenzu 02-28-2013 09:08 AM

This is insane, I assume they survived by eating biofilm, plants and cannibalism. This is by far the craziest thing I have ever heard though... Holy cow.

joshh 02-28-2013 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zenzu (Post 2675930)
This is insane, I assume they survived by eating biofilm, plants and cannibalism. This is by far the craziest thing I have ever heard though... Holy cow.

Indeed. Some super shrimp!

Before:
http://imageshack.us/a/img94/5619/before1u.jpg


Present:
http://imageshack.us/a/img703/3883/tank1p.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img841/5862/shrimp1.jpg

Cool place in Singapore: Gardens by the Bay
http://imageshack.us/a/img89/3637/garden1yq.jpg

joshh 03-04-2013 01:34 PM

Yay one of my females is berried now!

Rony11 03-04-2013 01:45 PM

Did u change the tank water which triggered a molt and u got a berried shrimp?


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