Keeping Fish

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

  1. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome! So they breed rapidly? I'm surprised that the other shrimp didn't eat the fry... :hmm
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They seem to, though I haven't seen any of the females carrying eggs since the last batch hatched. I think the shrimp only feed on algae and biofilm, but I'm not positive on that. And the fry have lots of places to hide out anyway.
    They're definitely worth a shot, I've been enjoying them!
     
  3. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What plants do you keep in their tank? Thanks for all the info, sorry to interrogate you! [​IMG]
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

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    No worries :)
    I have some moss balls and Java moss in their tank. They hang out on both, but seem to prefer the Java moss.
     
  5. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used to have several Marimo moss balls but over time they have been thrown out. I am thinking of ordering a few of the shrimp, maybe the neon yellow ones!
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

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    I like the yellow ones too, maybe next time I order...
     
  7. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They do seem pretty interesting!
     
  8. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ugh, I feel like a horrible person...I did something EXTREMELY stupid about a week ago and just need to get it off my chest. Before leaving on a trip, I tossed a *miniscule* piece of peppermint bark chocolate into my hobby tank when feeding, wondering how the fish would react. I checked the water and couldn't find the piece, but it was so tiny that I doubted it would hurt. When I returned from my trip, I came to a breeder box full of dead fry! The piece of peppermint bark had fallen into there, and many of the fry had gorged on it and killed themselves. As I took the dead fry out, I didn't realize that the bark was still there until it sunk to the bottom of the main tank. In a second, a few fish gulped it up. Since they were adults and the piece was so tiny, I thought nothing of it and disposed of the dead fry. Then, the next day, I came to two dead fish who had been helathy until ingesting the chocolate. I was mortified and quickly disposed of the fish. Then I cleaned out the area and checked on the other fish. All were fine. So I lost most of my fry and two of my hobby fish just because of my STUPID, STUPID, mistake. I am extremely embarrassed and annoyed with myself. I can't believe I was so careless and have no idea what possessed me to throw the bark in the tank. I just wish I had thought before I had done so...sorry for the rant, just angry at myself for killing them. :(
     
  9. Shellybean02

    Shellybean02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor fish:-( Sorry for your loss. Don't blame yourself, humans are curious and make mistakes. At least you now know not to give them that, right?
     
  10. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps


    Thanks Shelly. I just feel so dumb, I mean, who feeds their fish CHOCOLATE? It was such a stupid, off hand thing to do, and my animals suffered because of it. Thank you for the support though, and I give thanks to the animals who lost their lives so that I could learn from my mistake. I will be VERY careful in the future. I had no idea what a problem I'd created. Thank you again.
     

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