Some new pictures
Added lights to all the shelves now, more tanks on the way, adding 3 5.5gal and 1 2.5gal
Both tanks of Cherry Shrimp have new fry. Note the 2 very small fry on the Algae sheet. I'm finding all the varieties attack these algae sheets with gusto when fed.
The Crystal Reds are getting large. Looking daily now for signs of eggs as they are approaching maturity.
Unfortunately the Bumblebee and Green Shrimp both sourced from a lfs have passed. I am finding that the imported shrimp the lfs has do not do well. Domestically raised ones are fairing much better.
Indian Blues aka Rainbow carried only a few eggs, they are small shrimp after all, and their are some fry running about in that tank too.
I've also branched out and am trying some clawed shrimp. Picked up a pair of Red Claw (Macrobrachium assamensis
) that seem to be doing quite well. These buggers love snails. They reach in the shell with those long pincers and pull the body out. Not exceedingly social, they like to hide in a burrow they made under some moss.
Looking forward to some new arrivals soon. Also going to cross the two different sourced Cherries, picking the best from each in an effort to make the color strong and keep the lines viable.
Looking for some software to help me track crosses and back crosses. I've found lots for every animal out there but nothing for fish/shrimp. I'm surprised some enterprising Betta or Discus breeder had not created a package to do this. Currently I am using Excel spreadsheets but I can see once crosses and especially back crosses are done it will become unwieldy. If you know of anything or can program and want to help create one I'm game to assist.