Just got my first Freshwater Shrimp
I stopped by the local PetSmart, well local to my work not home. I bought another plant and 5 ghost shrimp.
When I got them I was not able to see them well in the bag. But when I started to float them I could see them really well. I saw that one of them molted while in the bag, and the biggest one is berried.
I acclimated them for about an hour to an hour and a half starting with just floating for 10 to 15 minutes and then adding tank water to the bag. I started with a couple 5 ml shots from a syringe about every 5 minutes for 20 minutes and then added about half a cup of water over the next 30 minutes. A bit after the last half cup I dropped them into the tank.
Two of the went into hiding right away. I am assuming the one that molted, and the berried female because I can't see her right now. The other three hit the ground and stalled for a minute or so and then started grazing for food off the gravel.
They appear to be happy and are not afraid of me at all.