05-28-2012, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Olympia
Do you know why you lost yours? :(
At pet smart last time I was there, they had 2.. One was about an inch, the other was at least 2.5 inches. As long as they wouldn't be competing I could get two. ($20 on two shrimp that won't breed for me- the horror!)
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Their life expectancy is 1.5 years, and they are all wild caught. I doubt they will breed for you. I don't know why they died. I wondered if they just didn't get enough nutrients. They are only $5.99 at Petco here. I've never seen them at Petsmart. Probably the larger they are the older they are. There is probably good and bad with getting the biggest. The largest are likely very hardy and are survivors. Who knows? If you look at my cover picture of my 43 gal tank, you'll see one of them. He was fanning, but it wasn't all that common, which always bothered me. Try them, you may have better luck! Just start with one, I think they do fine with one, but I felt mine were more comfortable when I had 2 because they hung out near each other.