01-07-2010, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by stephanieleah
I have only two... what I almost said in my post but didn't was that yesterday I was pruning some of my aquarium plants on a towel near the tank. I saw the tiniest speck of red and thought "oh, no! a piece of my cherry shrimp!" I thought my loach ate one and left a little red piece of skin. Well, I touched it to pick it up and it clung by my fingernail. when I dipped my finger tip in the water, the little thing darted off across the tank. I think it was a baby shrimp! It was almost invisible it was so tiny! I think it came from the java fern, my shrimps' favorite hiding place. the adults are barely the length of my fingernail...not sure how long that is. a quarter inch? Quite small. Luckily they haven't been eaten by my loaches yet (others warned me they might). There's a gracefulness about watching them swim across the water, kicking with their little legs.
That's so cool! I hope the babies will be okay and survive the loach, I've read about the non compatibility of loaches with shrimp too, I want a loach but am not sure I want to risk it yet until I get more plants