CT_ Posted April 18, 2022 Share Posted April 18, 2022 I got my first shrimp colony (neos) about a year ago. first few sets of babies threw a TON of off color but dark culs. some full reds, some almost black, and some that after enough time turned into a spotted rusty red. I put about 30 in my QT/ricefish mating tank and more or less forgot about them. I didn't do enough water changes and when i did they were large. 30 dwindled to about 2-3 and I assumed the rice fish ate them because I never actually saw bodies. The two or three grandma shrimp left are now huge and all female. A few days ago I cleaned all the algae and crud off of one of the sides of this tank and went on my way. Last night I peeked in and saw a bunch of 1cm long juvenile shrimp! they must have been in there for a couple months at least to have grown that big and the glass was so dirty I never noticed them before. Its just crazy to me that after all that poor treatment a few managed to hold on, including a male I never saw once, and are now repopulating that tank! I'm getting some more dark blues out of it too so I'm going to un-cull some and cross them back into my newer but lower grade colony (colony 1.0 has mostly died due to my cardinals deciding that shrimp taste good). Anyway I thought I'd share since its a fun surprise. 😉 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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