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BeetleNerd last won the day on April 26

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  1. Yeah, I assumed she has some mischling genes somewhere in her line but never considered the possiblity she could be a red bolt. I'll probably never find out other than guessing from how her offspring turn out but I hope her blue babies are blue bolts.
  2. About a month or so I purchased a berried golden bee from a lfs that was in a tank with snow whites. I assume the father was either another golden bee or snow white but I have no idea about the lines these shrimp came from. She only had a small clutch 10-15 eggs, most were orange except 4 were dark almost black. After some reading, some comments suggested that black eggs could indicate they could hatch taiwan bees. The shrimplets are now 12 days old and I've spotted at least 2 with blue carapaces. Could these actually be blue bolts or will the blue fade as they age? Either way they're pretty cute, and I hope some end up having the peach tinge the mother has. Can't wait to watch them all grow up.
  3. Update: he's all good and is managing to deal with it himself.
  4. One of my shrimp molted last night and it looks like the old exoskeleton from only the first pleural segment is still present. I didn't see the discarded molt but he's got that post molt sheen so I assume he shed the rest of it. Currently he's doing his shrimp thing and seems perfectly active. Should I be concerned? Or will he eventually get this off or it correct itself next molt. Ive never seen an incomplete molt like this before.
  5. Fish keeping has always been a major hobby in my life but due to career oppurtunities (I moved internationally twice), I was tankless for far too long. Things have now settled down and with stability I decided I'd set up a tank for christmas. What better than a shrimp tank! After some research, I decided on a 20 gallon long, installed a corner Matten filter and set to hardscaping and cycling. I wasn't sure what shrimp to get but my last tank was a 130 gallon reef community tank so I figured if I could keep corals then I was probably OK with Caridina. In the month of cycling , I lurked here and fell in love with Taiwan bees. I still had my doubts on shrimp keeping but on day 30, I picked up 2 blue bolts to add and see how they (and I ) fared. Two weeks later with no dramas, some successful molts and more confidence I ordered 20 more shrimp friends. It's been about 10 weeks since I added my first shrimp and I now have a lovely little colony of mixed taiwan bees in my tank that look like they are nearing maturity. Zero deaths or dramas so far. Waiting for the excitement of my first berried female. Anyway I thought I'd say hi and show off my first shrimp tank. Im definitely addicted to shrimp keeping already, the day to day shrimpy antics warms my heart and Im so glad I have a tank in my life again.
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