My Shrimp Killing Nephew

Discussion in 'Cherry Shrimp' started by Admiral Ro, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Admiral RoNew MemberMember

    This is a rant.......

    My nephew came to stay along with his brother and sister because my brother, their dad, was moving and would be between the new house and the old house during the week - basically homeless. Well he doesn't let his kid play with his Xbox One so when the nephew saw my son's Xbox One he thought he was in heaven and that no one would know if he played or downloaded games that he attempted to charge MY CREDIT CARD. I ban his 8 year old butt from my son's room and gaming systems within 45 minutes of his arrival to my house. And I tell my son to hide the controllers to ALL of his systems (Xbox 360 & One, Playstation 2 & 3, even the ancient VTechs) .

    2 days later... While I was distracted by his newly potty trained baby brother wailing "need to go peepee" the 8 y/o brat sneaks upstairs into my son's room. So after the potty drama I do a head count - and guess who's missing? He gets caught and I tell him to come downstairs while I remotely lock down the Xbox.

    I caught my nephew early afternoon and my son notices late at night that his brand new Sakura shrimp from Aquatic Arts weren't moving like they had been and he asked me what was wrong with his shrimp. I think that I've missed something cuz I've been testing the water twice daily to make sure nothing was amiss. And when I tested it this time the water chemistry was in the shrimp killing zone. Not knowing that the filter is off I do a 50% water change which busts the cycle now more shrimp are dead or dying. There's one lone female shrimp left in the tank and she's looking at me like I am the devil himself. Can't really say I blame her.

    So I return those kids as scheduled and tell my brother his kid killed my son's shrimp. His response? His can you miss shrimp you don't eat, it's not like a Pacu or something.

    Next summer I'm going on vacation to Bahamas with nobody else's kids but mine.

  2. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    When I first read the title I thought this would be about a type of shrimp that kills nephews lol

    Sorry about your credit card and shrimp

  3. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Laughing out loud here.
    This sounds like a story I experienced once, but not with the Shrimp.

  4. Lynn78tooWell Known MemberMember

    Oh man, I'm sorry. It's bad enough to have one of your kid's friends do that and you can make them leave but when it's your family and then their parent doesn't man up and pay for their kid's destructiveness, especially when they have been living there when you could have easily have said no, that's awful. It doesn't matter what it is, first of all, those things cost money you found not just monetary value in them, they were something you cared for.
  5. Admiral RoNew MemberMember

    I was shocked when he told me that. I told him "because we're weird and we enjoy them all $50 of them"
  6. VioletSSValued MemberMember

    Sounds like your son's room needs a lock (on the outside and you have the only key).
  7. Admiral RoNew MemberMember

    Good idea
  8. sassymommaWell Known MemberMember

    I would feel the same way, but a lock on a child's door depending on state/province could cause problems with children's services if the wrong person heard about it

    However, depending upon the age of the child living in the room, a bathroom door handle could work (the kind that can be locked from inside but triggered to open from outside in case of emergency).....this way unwanted entry could be prevented while maintaining a secure environment for the child who lives in the room
  9. VioletSSValued MemberMember

    So scratch that lock idea and dig a large moat around your house. Build a draw bridge and throw in a few alligators.

    And don't invite your brother over.
  10. Admiral RoNew MemberMember

  11. DominusNew MemberMember

    Perhaps your nephew could disappear and you could have some new shrimp cuisine- high in protein!

    (Disclaimer: please do not feed your nephew to your shrimp, I believe it would be frowned upon)
  12. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Would he fit inside the tank? I think he could!
  13. DuckynValued MemberMember

    Ugh, it sounds like your nephew still has a lot of cycling to do before he's shrimp-safe!

    I'm so sorry . . . I hope that your future shrimp flat-out THRIVE. And maybe get some alligator tank mates as VioletSS suggested. . . .

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