As I planned, my new shrimpies arrived today! I am thrilled to have some more females. I got at least four more. Most of them are as gorgeous as my shrimps, but some are more red cherry grade. But right now I need to worry about getting my numbers up lol. I can cull later.
Here they are being drip acclimated. You can already see that some are a really deep red. At least two of my females are saddled already.
Don't know why I took this acclimation picture, but I did.
This is the only picture I was able to snap of my new shrimps. This is that massive, red female. She's at least a couple cm longer than my big girl (who I previously thought was big!). I really hope she has at least one clutch of eggs before she died (large shrimp are old shrimp). She would be able to carry a ton of eggs!!
Unfortunately I have already lost a shrimp. One of the deep red females jumped while I was putting them in the tank. I think I damaged her when I picked her from the carpet. Really bummed about that, but overall please with these guys. Now I just sit back and let them breed!