They gave me the wrong shrimps!

I bought TWO shrimps yesterday. They were supposed to both be ghost shrimps. One is a ghost shrimps and has little orange armbands on his little clear legs. The other is a larger, ASSASSIN SHRIMPS! They gave me one ghost shrimps and one whisker shrimps. What do I do? I have one predator and one prey! I want to give the whisker one back but will they take it? Am I responsible for it now?
What do??

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Ghost shrimps update:
    These two shrimps get along much better. Instead of hiding under rocks on opposite ends of the tank, they wander around, eating algae.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Okay guys. I have a better idea. Would it be possible to grow freshwater shrimpers inside these water troughs? There are lil fishies in and lots of algae already. They are roughly 6 feet in diameter and maybe 3 feet tall.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I know nothing about shrimps but you could try it. If you fail, you're out like $5 total

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I heard they eat algae. The only concern is the water may be too cold for them to really thrive. Thanks for the input tho.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Coldwater outdoor tubs with heavily built up algae? Crayfish and small fish. Try ornamental miniature aquarium bred crayfish and endler guppies.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/cK5IvLI.jpg

        Okay guys. I have a better idea. Would it be possible to grow freshwater shrimpers inside these water troughs? There are lil fishies in and lots of algae already. They are roughly 6 feet in diameter and maybe 3 feet tall.

        Medaka, goldfish, or rosy red minnows and whatever your local freshwater shrimp happen to be (the shrimp at the local pond are free) will both do much in that environment than endlers and dwarf crayfish, both of which are semitropical and will die when water drops into the 50s much less freezes over.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          no you're right. sorry for being a moron.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >whatever your local freshwater shrimp happen to be
          *sad European noises*

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Atyaephyra desmarestii are all over the place there, aren't they?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Would it be zero maintenance? I have those evil mosquito eater minnow thingies in there and they thrive with zero input.

        Any giant breeds? I want big ass shimps for dinner.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          You could achieve a zero-maintenance setup as long as you had algae and mosquito larvae going. Mosquitofish are perfect. You could also raise coldwater non-burrowing crayfish in there without problems.

          Mosquitofish are cool. They're like ultra hardy, aggressive guppies that are impossible to kill.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Plenty of prawns or crayfish that can survive but they'll eat the gambusia - the gambusia will kill any smaller shrimp, though, they're mean little fish.

          I don't think you should add anything else tbh. But look into red claw crayfish if you must, they're unkillable and delicious.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            You could achieve a zero-maintenance setup as long as you had algae and mosquito larvae going. Mosquitofish are perfect. You could also raise coldwater non-burrowing crayfish in there without problems.

            Mosquitofish are cool. They're like ultra hardy, aggressive guppies that are impossible to kill.

            I like watching the schools of them and think about making a little fishing rod like those Japanese micro fisherman do.

            Thanks for the advice. I'll look into the red claws. I have 4 of those troughs on my property, so I can always reintroduce the gambusea if things go awry.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Just to be clear are you talking about procambarus clarkii?

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    how do i grow shrimp? what do they eat?

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is this true? I want to grow giant shrimp and then eat them atop sushi rice.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think you can grow many on your counter but many crayfish, shrimp, and prawns are good aquaponic stock choices. You could grow them in a 55gal drum with some lettuce on top

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        No cap? I got me some big ass barrels. I'm guessing saltwater shrimpies are a lot tougher to grow?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          You'd need access to fresh seawater or a regular basis. Keeping the ph and oxygen right for the shrimpies requires a near constant flow of seawater.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Is it chill to steal the ocean's water? Can I trade car batteries for it instead of just taking it?

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Bros. My indoor shrimp farming experiment has gone awry! I don't know what do. Today is day 20 of the experiment and the shrimp organized an escape from their enclosure. They are ALL on the loose in my house and their rostrum are very sharp. I'm phoneposting because I have barricaded my self in a closet. I can hear them scuttling around outside. I think they are communicating. I'm panicked what do?!

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      !

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Shreemp update:
    I called up the pet store and said that they gave me the wrong shrimp because he isn't wearing an orange armband and he's clearly an assassin. They said that they don't do return or exchanges on feeders, but then they put me on hold and allowed it.
    I've gotta catch the impostor bastard and bring him in.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      God damn shrimps are agile

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I got the little impostor into a container and took him back to the pet store. Their ghost shrimps stock is at least 65% whisker shrimps, so it took a few tries for the employee to catch a proper, true ghost shrimps with little orange arm bands. The whisker shrimps is apparently going to be quarantined for a bit before going back into stock. The little ghost shrimps has come back with me. It's in my tank now. The other ghost shrimps has come back out from under the rock and now they are both eating algae rather than cowering in fear of the assassin.
        Two shrimps, just how it should be.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Fun fact the past tense of shrimp is shrump

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Shrimp shrump shramp

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >What do I do?
    >I have one predator and one prey!
    I ain't no shrimpleton, but that problem should take care of itself, it seems

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      But I want to have TWO shrimps!

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        you'll need to get a bigger shrimp
        welcome to the shrimp cycle

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          There's always a bigger fish

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            That's some big ass shrimps

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            ~~*rosenbergii*~~

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              I would eat that dude like you wouldn't believe.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        what are you, a shrimp-counter now?

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Take it back.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous
  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    eat whisker shrimp

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