Keeping Fish

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by LeafBlade12345, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Also, if you are in California, they have some great plant stores I can recommend you to. I have a few plants that are about ten years old now and flowering! They are easily rooted in gravel as well, though I don't remember their specific names...
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Not the best picture, but it was the best I could do. These little guys are very active, always swimming around the tank and hanging out on the plants. They're very interesting to watch [​IMG]

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    I'll try to work on some better pictures of them, and I need to get pics of my 15 gallon as well.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    cute little fella.[​IMG]
     
  4. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How cute! [​IMG] Looks like a little sweetie! I'd just be worried about my fish getting him...
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they're adorable too.

    Leaf- me too, thats why they went into the nano tank. My little tropical community is pretty easy going, but...they are shrimp. I mean, dang, even my kids want to eat them :/
     
  6. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Little cutie for sure, glad he wasn't an appetizer for your fish! I saw some pretty neon yellow shrimp on sale on Amazon, does anyone have experience keeping them?
     
  7. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    And if those were my kids they'd get a slapping...just kidding...[​IMG]
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol leaf, believe, the thought crossed my mind. I think those yellows are Sakura shrimp too. They come in a few different colors. I actually found mine on Amazon, and decided to check out the dealers website, they were cheaper directly from the seller (surprise, surprise). I got my orange Sakuras from aquaticarts.com (I think they were formerly invertobsession, or something like that). They sent extras, along with a good sized chunk of Java moss, and I received them before they were even supposed to ship.

    The shrimp have been easy keepers. They don't leave much waste behind and happily keep all of the plants in their tank clean.

    Oh, I counted 5 little baby shrimp today that actually look like shrimp now! And I've got lots of newly hatched fry swimming around too. At this rate, I'll have to move some of them into the bigger tank soon! I like the shrimp so much, I'm considering nixing getting goldfish again, and aquascaping my 55 gallon for them and maybe some cherry or bamboo shrimp :)
     
  9. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They sound fun! How many did you order in the first place?
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I ordered 6 and they sent 9 (thought it was 7, but counted 9 the other day), and one of the females was carrying eggs when they got to me. I also ordered 3 black Mystery snails and they sent 4. I guess they send extras to make up for any losses during shipping, but mine all arrived alive and have stayed that way.
    They were packed really well for shipping and I was able to repurpose the insulation (shredded paper) as nest box bedding, the girls love it! A warning though, if your order from them, open the box somewhere easy to clean up, or outside. That shredded paper will go every where!
     
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