Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cycle of Life

Que the Lion King song -
It's the Circle of Life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle
The Circle of Life

Last Sunday we witness a loss of a beautiful female. 
Of whom I have placed great hopes on. 
She was due to be the one that would bear the first offspring and the fruit of my labor (on the tank).
But all was not to be, gave her a proper burial, I told myself that through despair there will hope and decided to move on.

Here is to big hot red. Thank you for being a beauty while you lasted.

In her glory days

Hot Red you will be missed!

Back to the other residents of Shrimple town!

Blue Bolt Mosura


The lonely Wine Red Male now that his prospective mate has gone (He'll live to shag others)

Mr Hamburglar!

Got to love this pic of it. 
Have got a whole series of him on the glass wall lol.

And down he came
My favorite of the Wine Reds

Wine Red Hinomaru

And here is why the Circle of Life song was so apt...

I noticed the Shrimps were 'dancing' on Sunday night was initially worried something might be wrong with the water, but on closer inspection I realized that only those I could ID as males were doing their little dance and most of the females were just going about with their thing.

I am lying if I said i did not run some water test to check if everything was good before I went to bed.
Yeap. I did. :P

Here were the results.

Nitrate (NO3) - 10-15 ppm (I need more plants)
Ammonia (NH3 / NH4+) - 0 ppm
GH - 5
KH -1
TDS - 158
PH - 5.3

Everything seemed well enough so left the tank alone and went to bed.

and Monday Morning they were still dancing I knew something was up and was waiting just to see which of the females would it be.

Without further blabbering -

A picture speaks a thousand words.
Hopefully a thousand shrimps for me soon too.

Cheerios. Happy Shrimping.


  1. sometimes when one of my shrimps die to good water parameters, kinda lowers my morale abit. :(

  2. I totally agree with you Tommy. Always sad to see a shrimp die, but look on the bright side guess it is just part and parcel on keeping livestock.