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tahbi 12-15-2011 05:53 PM

My Local Fish Store & new shrimp
Wow I was shocked when I went in. Usually their fish look fine but today when I went in there was a fish with its backside with no skin or scales there. ): And many fish were dead or dying stuck to the filter.

I also saw African Dwarf Frogs that were dyed pink, blue, and green. Has anyone seen this before? I even asked the girl helping me (she looked like she was 13 years old) if they were dyed and she said no.

Even though I saw all those poor fish I saw some ghost shrimp in a tank and couldn't resist so I bought 3. Right now they're exploring and seem healthy, though one has what looks like a broken appendage (it's really white and just hanging off him. it's one of his main pinscer things or whatever it's called) and he's tiny so I'm naming him Tiny Tim. :P

I also asked the girl what shrimp eat and she said fish flakes. I don't think they do but can someone explain if they do or not? I bought shrimp pellets for them.

tahbi 12-15-2011 06:12 PM

Oh and there were also guppies that looked like they had letter and shape tattoos on them!

zof 12-15-2011 06:27 PM

Shrimp are scavengers and eat pretty much anything slow enough (or stupid) for them to catch (one time one of my ghost shrimp caught a fry), so fish flakes would work now whether this is proper nutrition or not is another thing I cant comment on.

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