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Richard Peche
05-28-2014, 08:08 PM
Hi guys,

I was given a few of these little guys and was hoping that someone could perhaps identify what shrimp they are.

They should be happy in a 135L with only two ancistrus and two apple snails. If I am wrong please correct me.

These images were the closest ones I could take. (Wish I had a 1:1 macro lens)

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Triton
05-28-2014, 08:10 PM
how big are they?

Could be "wild type" neos (which is a fancy name for the natural color of red cherry shrimp)

Richard Peche
05-28-2014, 08:11 PM
At most 1cm.

Triton
05-28-2014, 08:14 PM
my guess is young neocardina's (wrong spelling)

They occur when red cherry shrimp breed and aren't "culled" to get the color lines going. There is nothing wrong with them, and many ppl like them. I've also heard them called chocolate shrimp

That's my best guess

Richard Peche
05-28-2014, 08:18 PM
Sounds pretty good to me.

The guy who gave them to me has all manner of shrimp in a big planted tank. I think he mentioned that RCS and Bumblebee were just two of them.

Guessing they can interbreed.

How quickly do they breed? I was given 9 but can only find about 3 at any given time. (Though there are many many hiding places in the tank)

Triton
05-28-2014, 08:22 PM
if nothing is eating them, they take a few weeks to have eggs and hatch them, then a couple months before those are full grown. But in ideal conditions a female can have 20+ babies

Sandz
05-28-2014, 08:23 PM
I think its a juvinile tiger shrimp. The bars are pretty evident. It changes as it gets older. Also could be several of the line bred neo's that are just to young. Even my adult males pale out like that during or after molt.

korith
05-28-2014, 08:26 PM
Depending on the type of shrimp your friend has in his tank, it's possible they could interbreed. Here is a link http://www.planetinverts.com/Will%20These%20Shrimp%20Interbreed.html there is a nice chart that shows some of the possible shrimp that could interbreed.

Richard Peche
05-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Very cool chart!

Richard Peche
05-28-2014, 08:38 PM
http://www.planetinverts.com/Tiger%20Shrimp.html

It looks exactly like these.

Sandz
05-31-2014, 03:35 PM
Well then sir you lucked out - those are covetted.

Richard Peche
05-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Awesome :)

They probably aren't great examples of that shrimp but I'm very happy none the less!

I will be getting another 10-20 free next month again. So I hope I can start a colony with them.

Shidohari
09-23-2014, 06:20 AM
Dude all those free shrimp. Your tank will be awesome.

Richard Peche
09-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Well I got them and they've been breeding slowly but surely. Lots of tiny ones running around

Richard Peche
09-23-2014, 01:03 PM
Oh, it turns out that they are not tigers or anything exotic. They are plain old Neocardina shrimp. Still, they were free so who is complaining :)

Richard Peche
09-24-2014, 10:54 AM
Here are two quick phone snaps of the one. They are not often this close to the glass.

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aquariumlover10
09-24-2014, 11:43 AM
Sounds pretty good to me.

The guy who gave them to me has all manner of shrimp in a big planted tank. I think he mentioned that RCS and Bumblebee were just two of them.

Guessing they can interbreed.

How quickly do they breed? I was given 9 but can only find about 3 at any given time. (Though there are many many hiding places in the tank)
I bet the dude was culling and that's what he took out :P
But yeah those look like wild type neos.