Wednesday, July 9, 2008

July 9th - Shrimp

I got some new fish for my 100 gallon aquarium the other day, and I picked up 3 of these shrimp while I was there, too, to help clean the gravel. They like to hide under the plants, and I was having trouble getting a good shot of them through the water, but today these two were darn near up against the glass! I was able to get a very close, clear picture of them. :) Good thing they're not that active in the daytime. The fish always swim too fast for my camera!
The one in the front has black dots in it's belly, and the other two do not. I hope that means we'll be getting some baby shrimp, soon! :) (And, hopefully some of them will not get eaten!)

Yes, I know I need to clean the glass. lol

11 comments:

kimbomac said...

Wow, that's a very cool shot. Too interesting for words! He looks like a very curious dude and you have captured him extremely well. Nice job.

learn2swim96 said...

Weird! It's really a good photo of him...I can never manage photos in water. Good job.

Andromeda5000 said...

Good capture! Well done.

Capriccio said...

Wow - I didn't know shrimp were so transparent. Really good shot. I've tried to shoot through aquarium glass before and it never turns out this good.

MyShutterBug said...

Funky, you can see right through him. Heh, good luck if he has Baby Shrimp. Very cool pic!

Rhiannonsmommy said...

Awesome shot! I'm assuming this is a salt water tank.

thephrog said...

Actually, no, it's freshwater. Didn't know there were freshwater shrimp? There are clams, too. :)

Kookaburra said...

This looks like a made up creature - I love it! You could write a book about his adventures sneaking into places almost invisibly :)

Phildo said...

I saw this earlier today and see no issue with the way you shot it through the glass, nice work. I believe this is called a "Ghost Shrimp"? ;)

buffmufin said...

I love aquariums, but just took ours down last week after about 12 years. The last of the school carnival goldfish finally bit the dust. Who knew they could live 6,7,8 years????

I didn't know about these shrimp - they're really neat. Maybe we'll see some more of your fish in the days to come?

Ziaphra said...

Cool shot!