Orange “Sunkist” Shrimp and Blueberry Shrimp – Bob’s Tropical Plants Order

I ordered two different species of shrimp and some HC Cube from Bob’s Tropical Plants a few weeks back. Everything arrived quickly and appeared quite healthy. Portions were generous, and overall I was quite pleased with the order! I took some pictures of the packaging they used and arrival of my new shrimpies to share.

Here was my order:

Everything was packed up quite nicely! Box was well insulated and had a heat pack under newspaper and foam to keep everything the right temperature.

5 Orange “Sunkist” Shrimp (Neocaridinia)

5 Blueberry Shrimp (Caridinia)

3 portions HC Cuba

5 Orange Sunkist

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These guys seemed a bit scared and sluggish after their journey. They clung tightly to the moss and were rather skittish. Everyone looked healthy, and all are still alive, well, and growing fast weeks later. Quite robust, and doing well in my 2.11 gallon Lace Java Fern Tank.

5 Blueberry Shrimp

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These guys were super active straight out of the bag. They swam around quickly and immediately began eating extra bits of food from the floating plants and moss bits I later added to their acclimation cup. I had super high hopes for these blueberry shrimp, but ultimately couldn’t find a good balance for them in their tank. Not sure if they were more sensitive than I was expecting or if my tank was just far more out of balance than I realized, but only two remain. They all arrived looking quite healthy and with beautiful colors that have not faded one bit though!

3 HC Cuba

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The HC Cuba mini-mats had tons of beautiful roots! I haven’t yet been able to successfully plant Dwarf baby-tears, so I don’t have much hope for their future. Hopefully I’ll do a tank based in HC Cuba in the future to really figure out how to handle this delicate plant.

I’ll update on the shrimp soon now that they’ve settled in. 🙂

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