Shrimp Sphere – 1 month Checkup
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Shrimp Sphere – 1 month Checkup


one month passed… It’s time to do some checkup of the shrimp sphere. I have sent emails to them a few times stating I had not get the shrimps. They ended up sending me 8 shrimps instead of 4. I don’t know where to store all the shrimps since I got only one sphere So, I put 8 of them in one sphere hoping they will be able to survive. It turns out they all do well thanks to their design. All of they are alive and cheerful. Some has no color but the manual says this is normal. Anyway, during the past month, one question come to mind…. The shrimps eat bacteria inside the sphere according to them. But how about oxygen. Will the shrimps use up all oxygen eventually? Strangely, there was one time I notice some bubbles popping up from the gravels. I guess this could be the answer, but not too sure. Finally, what we need to do is to open the cap to let the air flow for a few seconds. Then put it back on, and redo this next month as well as the month after that. After that, we don’t need to do this anymore, they says the sphere will be fine for the rest of the shrimps’ lives. If we have a chance, I might review this again to see how long the shrimps live. That’s all for today. thanks for watching.

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4 thoughts on “Shrimp Sphere – 1 month Checkup

  1. The algae can produce oxygen through photosynthesis. They take in carbon dioxide released by the shrimp and sunlight. Because ya know, algae is a plant right?

  2. From petshrimp.com. "Unfortunately, more than 90% of this species’ habitats in Hawaii have been destroyed by development… Sadly, unscrupulous companies and individuals sell these endemic shrimp species in spherical, fully sealed glass containers widely called "ecospheres."   It is claimed by the companies that sell them that they are selling a fully functioning ecosystem with the shrimp and the algae forming a mini ecosystem. The shrimp eat the algae and produce waste. The waste serves as a fertilizer for the algae. However, that claim is uninformed nonsense at best, and a sad and devious lie for the sake of profits and to the detriment of these wonderful animals.  The truth is that these shrimp slowly starve to death, suffocate and get poisoned in those containers, due to lack of food and oxygen, and the accumulation of shrimp waste.  Those kinds of containers would kill any other shrimp within a few days, but it takes 1-3 years for these "Supershrimp" to finally die, due to its remarkable physiology to deal with extreme conditions.  During this multi-year torture, they actually shrink (every time they molt) due to lack of food, which means that they are basically consuming their own body. The lack of food kills them in the end. The little algae they find in the container lacks in nutritional value and is just not enough to keep these shrimp alive for long."

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