Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Bee Anomaly Lives!

Several years ago I came across a photo of a half-red/half-black Bee shrimp that was shown during a presentation at an aquatic club in the US.  Discussions on forums ensued, with many believing that the photo was altered by matching two different shrimp to show the evolution from the black pigment to red.  However, the presenter was a reputable aquarist, who also made the statement that if pressured, nature will find a way for a Neocaridina-Caridina cross-breed.  The authenticity of the shrimp and photo remained in debate when I last followed the discussion.

I recently came across another half-red/half-black Bee shrimp - a TiBee from shrimpkeeper Vandenabeele David from France.  He was kind enough to give me permission to share his photos on ebiGarden.  Check out the ultra rare shrimp below, and thanks to Vandenabeele David!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cryptocoryne nurii var "Pahang Mutated" Flower

Spotted this blooming flower on a Cryptocoryne nurii var "Pahang Mutated" in my Crystal Black Shrimp tank. There is actually another stem reaching for the surface. This is the first time this plant has flowered for me!