I have been off shrimp since adding one as a pet to Arlo’s aquarium.
We actually added two shrimp but one died within eight days (our fault, poor chap). A larger specimen than his robust friend above, when I flushed it I was taken aback by how it looked and felt like EVERY OTHER SHRIMP I HAVE STUFFED IN MY MOUTH, CHEWED AND SWALLOWED. This one I flush down the toilet but others I eat?
And now watching the surviving shrimp
scampi scamper around the bottom of the tank, thriving on algae and rotting fish food and who-knows-what-else, well, I’ve definitely lost my appetite as it satifies its own. Go on with your lives, Shrimp of the World! You have nothing to fear from me any longer. Bottom-feeding aside, the shrimp has been a solid addition to the aquarium. It is very interesting to observe its movements and behavior day-to-day which differ so greatly from the fish’s. I like having it in our home, just not in our kitchen.