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I've got three platies starting off my 20 gallon aquarium (so that I can move my other fish over) and they share space with ...
I've got three platies starting off my 20 gallon aquarium (so that I can move my other fish over) and they share space with ghost shrimp.
Well, there used to be four shrimp. Ha!
This morning I saw all three platies fighting over what looked like a piece of white carpet fuzz. But I don't have white carpet and there's no way fuzz can get in the water. Ya it was half of a dead shrimp. It only took a few seconds for the largest of them to get a hold of it and keep it.
Then he got selfish and swam around for a good five minutes with it in his mouth occasionally munching on it. Eventually he put it down behind one of the live plants in the corner.
After I got back from dropping my son off at school, I noticed the remains were gone.
Must've been good eats!