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!