Friday, January 23, 2009

Shrimp BABIES!!!!

Hey Everyone!

As I stated before, we have a cute little red ghost shrimp in our fish tank to help keep it clean. When we got her, she had a full belly of what we assumed was leftover fish food and that she was doing her job great!  Well, for a while after I cleaned the tank she disappeared and I thought that the fish had eaten her or something.  I was wrong.  Right before I left for my trip to Kentucky (another post that needs to be written) I spotted her behind the tank just chillin!  Yay!!!  I was stoked about that and left happily.
About 4 days into my trip, I got a call from Nick at 11pm.  He asked me how many shrimp I had bought when I got fish.  I told him just one little ghost shrimp, since that is what the person at the pet store said was necessary for my 3 gallon tank.  In response to my answer Nicholas replied with, "Well, the shrimp must have had babies because there are between 5-6 sitting in our tank right now!"

OH.MY.GOSH.  That little shrimp I had purchased didn't have a full belly of food!  What I had seen was little shrimp eggs that were incubating!  I didn't get a good look at all the babies until today, when I went to check the water level in the tank.  All of them were swimming around in the water, just eating and having a good time.  They still are!

I grabbed the camera and tried to take some pictures.  I got one which shows 3 or 4 of them, and a video of them swimming around (they are the little see thru things).  Aren't they cute!