Monday, November 28, 2011

November Updates

The BTOE x Super Tiger shrimplets have hatched!  I suspect they were released sometime over the holiday weekend as they appear larger than normal new/one-day old shrimplets; I was away so I cannot confirm the exact day.  They are clear/orange-ish and some appear to have light/orange eyes...hmm, is orange-eye trait dominant?  Pattern wise, they will probably resemble low-grade BTOE.

The BKK, Wine Red, and TB Hybrid shrimplets should be hatching soon as well!

Finally, here is a picture of Rachel "Msjinkzd" O'Leary and I.  She travelled from Pennsylvania to share her experiences keeping invertebrates with two Wisconsin aquatic clubs.  Check out her site for great deals on invertebrates and fish: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Return of the Super Tiger

After years of being absent from the North American shrimp market, the Super Tiger Shrimp has returned! A few US distributors are offering shrimp keepers the chance to acquire this relatively rare, beautiful shrimp. Though no visuals of the actual shrimp for sale have been provided, they are sure to be a hit if they look anything like the ones I have kept since 2008.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Asia Pacific Shrimp Contest - Results!

The results are in from the Asia Pacific Shrimp Contest, held from October 15, 2011 to October 22, 2011 in Japan. Follow the link to see which shrimp took home prizes this year: 2011 Asia Pacific Shrimp Contest

Happy November!

Winter is definitely coming as the temperatures outside are gradually getting cooler and the days are getting darker sooner. But things are heating up in my tanks as several females are berried. My Super Tigers have finally picked up breeding again - I think the hot Summer months really slowed them down. I also finally saw some activity with my Black Tigers, although it was a male BTOE x female Super Tiger; I suspect my original Black Tigers were all males, a similar experience shared with other breeders. And my Red Tigers have berried and released, but it is difficult to pick out the shrimplets from the mass of Red Rilis in the same tank. Finally, my Taiwan Bees have picked up activity as well. I removed all my CRS/Hybrids from this tank (except for two female CRS and their recently released shrimplets) and am sure the male responsible for the berry is either a BKK or Wine Red. Now comes the hard part of maintaining the berry and shrimplets upon release.
Fingers crossed ;)