Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Super Tiger x BTOE shrimplets are growing well, all at about 1/2" now.  They appear similar to Super Tigers, where the stripes are evident, but not full coverage like BTOEs.  Also, from the ones I've spotted, their eyes are dark, indicating that this trait is perhaps dominant; my earlier observations indicated light/orange eyes, which may have needed time to darken.  It will be interesting to see what the F2 generation will look like.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Speedie Aquatics

Nick (aka speedie408) has been explosive in the US shrimp scene in 2011, and I suspect he'll be a big player in the years to come. I first communicated with Nick on The Planted Tank forum in regards to...planted tanks! His willingness to offer advice on caring for plants, aquascaping, and even photography truly demonstrates his knowledge of this hobby, and his positive attitude towards helping others - it's no wonder so many individuals admire him!
I remember a time when he didn't care much for keeping shrimp, but that's all changed now. These little critters can really catch one's attention, and for the benefit of us all, I'm glad they got his. Combine his passion for photography and his amazing livestock, and you will get some of the most beautiful shrimp photos out there. Nick recently launched Speedie Aquatics, a website dedicated to his tanks, plants, fish, and shrimp; check it out, it's okay to drool a little :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

To kick off the new year, I am offering a RAOK for 15 Crystal Black Shrimp + 5 Ramshorn Snails (cleanup crew)! Follow the link for how to win: RAOK - CBS