Good news!

  1. c

    click Well Known Member Member

    I am so happy I don't know where to start. Not sure how many of you remember that about a week ago I was crying over my 2 lost crystal red shrimps . I thought I poisoned them with copper or that my pearl gouramis ate them.

    Well after more than a week of absence, one of them appeared at dinner time. He was HUGE. I was so happy. Then I looked where he's goign and he went towards a crack in my driftwood and there I could see 2 huge antenae moving from the crack (shrimp #2). The crack is facing the back of my tank, no way to get a clear view of what's happening inside. But they are both alive. I have no clue why they've been hidding for the past week (mind you, I watch my fish a lot, I didn't see a trace of them for a whole week). Not sure what they ate since I haven't been dropping the shrimp food thinking they were gone. I assume they survived on the alegae or leftovers.

    I feel so much better knowing they're ok. And for sure the gouramis won't eat them now, they are too big.

    I thought I share this wonderful news. :;wv
  2. S

    Shadowbeam Valued Member Member

    :O Oh I'm so happy for you!!! *huge hugs* that such fantastic news! :D
    That must be such a relief, great stuff ^^
  3. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah!!!!!!! Glad to hear everything is ok Click! I know you have to be relieved.
    Best wishes!
  4. M

    Melissawater Valued Member Member

    That's great!! :;gift
  5. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92 Well Known Member Member

    That's such great news! They must've gathered some leftovers and hid it in the driftwood, thinking probably it was hibernation for them. ;D
  6. Tigerlily

    Tigerlily Well Known Member Member

    Great News! I've been hoping they'd show up. Silly critters...
  7. charzar-g

    charzar-g Well Known Member Member

    aha thats awsome news :)

    maybe they've got a whole army of babies in that driftwood?! :D
  8. iloveengl

    iloveengl Well Known Member Member

    I'm so happy for you, Click! I remember you were so upset! I'm glad everything turned out okay. :;hug2
  9. OP

    click Well Known Member Member

    I honestly don't know. They won't come out. I can see them come out to the edge to eat then they retreat back in the crack. I can tell by their head that they are huge now. What are the odds that one is male and one female? And they've been hidding for over 2 weeks now. My water parameters are perfect, my fish all minding their own business, the gouramis were actually scared by them at the begining. It's a mistery to me I have no clue what they're doing inside.

    In any case, I'm just happy they're alive and that I can see their antenaes every now and then. At least I have my conscience clear that I didn't kill them. The tank is their own, they can do as they please :)
    Maybe they have a plasma installed there and they're watching TV all the time ;D