Monday, November 18, 2013

Berried TB!!

Good news everybody, one of my female TB is berried!!  It looks like she was impregnated sometime this weekend.  I checked Friday night and didn't notice any new berried females, but during feeding today, I noticed the female had a much better belly than usual.  Turns out she's pregnant :)  Originally, I purchased the 12 Taiwan Bees on October 22, 2013.  It's been around around 4 weeks since introduction to the tank, I'm every surprise the female was comfortable enough to get berried.  I hope she stays strong and healthy until delivery.  I'm unsure which male impregnated her, but I track her gestation and separate her in.  I hope another Taiwan Bee male impregnated her, but only time will tell!!  Stay tuned!

My special lady!

....Dat belly...

Fatty momma

Can you see her eggs?
The little guy

Full tank shot

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Unique Panda Pattern :)

Full Tank -10G-

Bucephalandra sp. "Midnight Blue"

Bucephalandra sp. "Samantha"

Newborn PRL CRS

C. Flamingo

PRL CRS Female

PRL CRS Female take 2

Sunday, November 3, 2013

...getting back in the foot at a time...

Quick update on me - I've finalized my living conditions and have moved out of my parents. Unfortunately, this means I am no longer able to provide the daily upkeep for my rack.  Because of this, the shrimp rack has fallen into shambles and so I've decided to redo the tanks.  This is going to provide me with a good opportunity to reevaluate the types of shrimps I want to keep and shrimps I want to get rid of during this time as the hobby has grown so much since I've been away.  So many new exciting shrimps to keep!!!  The next couple of weeks will be devoted to cleaning and clearing stuff out.  Stay tuned!

Now on to the fun stuff!  I've been keeping up with the 10G display tank at my girlfriend's house, doing weekly water changes, and tank maintenance.  The tank has really matured and undergone a lot changes since it's conception back in 2012.  The tank's original crystal red shrimps have been relocated to the 20L at my parent's house.  I managed to get my hands on some rarer Pure Red Line Crystals Reds a while back and now they've matured and are beginning to breed.  I have about 3 females currently berried with one that released her clutch last week.  I can already see tiny little shrimplets clinging on glass, moss, and the leaves of plants.  It's so adorable!!  The coloration of these shrimps is very vivid and the thickness of the shell is very prominent.

Also, I've added some new temporary tank mates for the PRL CRS to hang out with while I cycle a new tank.  Can you spot them?  I hope you enjoy!!