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    Red face My Bloody Mary Shrimp tank

    So I recently got into keeping shrimp, something I have never done before. Its been great fun thus far, with some expected losses and lots of learning along the way.

    I initially had ordered 4 Tiger shrimp, and 8 Bloody Marys. The bag the Tigers came in got punctured in transit. They arrived in a bag with hardly a drop of water, and one was dead. The other 3 were doing good after I acclimated them to my tank, or so I thought. Over the last few weeks they slowly all died off, with the last one passing just 2 days ago. I have no idea why as my water parameters seem fine, and all my other shrimp are fine. But maybe they are just more sensitive than the Bloody Marys.

    Here are a few shots from the last month :

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    One of my losses
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    A Damsel fly larvae I discovered in my tank. I have no idea where he came from, but I caught him and disposed of him even though I hated doing it. They prey on baby shrimp and fish etc.
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    Can you spot the baby?
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    See him now? ; )
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    Looks good, took me a while to find that baby in the pic ! Lol
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    Thanks for sharing some pics. I have never done a shrimp tank before myself but I can see how it could be fun.
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    The tank looks really great ! I'm glad you have some babies on the way! :)

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    Great looking tank!
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    Thanks everyone! Its been so addicting....here is my 10g I just set up yesterday. Has all Fluval Stratum substrate and 2 CFL bulbs 13 watts 6400 lumens ! For growing the plants. Planning on shrimp but kinda wanting to add a few fish this time for more action ;)

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    New tank setup is looking really sharp! Nice job planting in the stratum as well! That is no easy feat! :D

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    Update - the babies sure grow fast !

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    Thanks ;) As far as I can tell, out of the 8 shrimp I originally got, Im only sure of one being a female. Im not 100% positive on that as I find it a tad hard to tell since the males and females are both vividly colored. All other look slimmer so I assume they are male, and I have only ever noticed one being berried.

    I have counted 10 shrimplets but its hard to get an exact count since Im sure more are hiding and not visible. I do see the fat female is carrying around more eggs :)

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    Congrats on the babies! They are such a lovely red! Where did you order from?
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    Thanks Tonia! Im totally loving the shrimpy side of the hobby. I got these from Shrimp Fever in Toronto.

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