Thursday, June 25, 2009


One of the Amano Shrimp in my office tank has gone on a rampage. An eating rampage. She has discovered that I feed Teddy frozen blood worms in the morning and that they float. Periodically she swims to the top, flips herself upside down, and snatches a piece of a worm from the surface. She then brings it down to the bottom, devours it in record time, and surfaces for another.

Hmmm, something is going on. Maybe she is getting ready to shed? She's been doing this for the past 3 hrs tirelessly.

The funniest part is, Teddy obviously believes that whatever is on the surface is his domain and he tries to ch
ase her away each time she ventures up. This has not deterred her in any way.

The three Otos I got a couple of days ago are doing just fine (cross fingers and toes) and look like they are stuffed as well. The old one has faded and looks a bit stressed. No idea why. Could it be the three newbies seem to have a community going and basically school together and he feels left out? Who knows. These guys can be pretty sensitive.

Here are a couple of photos of them:

The crazy shrimp:

And the little Otos. Aren't they cute? Just look at those round tummies.

And I apologize for photo quality, but all I had was fluorescent, office lighting and a Blackberry camera.