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Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 02:04 AM
A shrimp I caught. Anyone have an ID on this thing?

http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/70/91/44229170/photos/-fish/DSC01266.JPG

http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/70/91/44229170/photos/-fish/DSC01268.JPG

http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/70/91/44229170/photos/-fish/DSC01271.JPG

lahlumdi
09-06-2009, 02:11 AM
Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Nice color.

Hailey
09-06-2009, 02:16 AM
Sorry, I have no idea, but wow, you get to catch a lot of free aquarium stock!

Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 02:19 AM
lol.. yeah, but I dont exactly have the option of buying cool fish since all the LFS here suck.

pinchyboy
09-06-2009, 02:22 AM
wow thats a really cool shrimp if i were to guess what it was i would say its more of a crayfish then a shrimp

DrNic
09-06-2009, 03:30 AM
I don't have an ID, sorry. But it's a great looking shrimp!!

What kind of water did it come out of? Lake/River?

gonathan85
09-06-2009, 03:31 AM
wow thats a really cool shrimp if i were to guess what it was i would say its more of a crayfish then a shrimp

ditto. looks like a crawdad.

Hailey
09-06-2009, 04:01 AM
How big is it? Looks pretty big in the pics...

Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 10:17 AM
well, I originally thought it was a crayfish, but the guys in the invert forum said shrimp. That was a distant photo though, and I just moved him to the tank from my pond, so i took better ones.

The thing is, it displays shrimplike behaviour, it actually swims around, it doesnt go after the fish, and the antennae are not like a crayfish's.

This was caught in a river. It's about 2.5 inches long

jaysee
09-06-2009, 04:15 PM
Shrimp have claws too. Can it swim? I think it's a shrimp based on the shape of the tail. Crayfish's tails are straight, where MOST shrimp have an angle. Also, crayfish have one set of long antannae and shrimp have 2 sets. Lastly, most shrimp antannae are well longer than their bodies and a crayfish's aren't.

Crispy
09-06-2009, 05:12 PM
It's not a crayfish, definitely some kind of shrimp. What kind? I do not know...

Amazon
09-06-2009, 05:28 PM
it is definantly a shrimp.

Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 05:33 PM
Thanks guys, I sorta already knew it was a shrimp lol. I just dont know what kind.

Wild Turkey
09-06-2009, 06:05 PM
Where did you get it? Im assuming trinidad but from a river, pond, the sea?
How is it doing?

Jacko
09-06-2009, 06:24 PM
I'm not sure, it's cool whatever it is, I'll do some asking around... if you ever get into exporting... I want some! thumbs2:

Were there more this size in the river? or if there were more, what size did they average?

Oscar_freak12321
09-06-2009, 06:25 PM
Wow, awesome looking shrimp, but I have no idea what it is.

Wild Turkey
09-06-2009, 06:32 PM
What river you caught it in would help a lot.


The only shrimp its looks like to me is found in your area, but not in freshwater.

Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 06:39 PM
What river you caught it in would help a lot.


The only shrimp its looks like to me is found in your area, but not in freshwater.

This was caught in a tributary of the the san souci river in trinidad. It is a freshwater stream, mountain spring fed. There were lots of them, under almost every rock. Some of them had different patterns including red bands after the yellow tails.

Most were the same size give or take an inch or two. However there were a few with the same coloration that measured just under a foot long not including the claws. Thats why I was confused originally as to whether it was a crayfish or not. Ive never heard of shrimp that large and I assume it was the same species because of the coloration.

Most of the big ones were simply brown with a dull greenish stripe running down either side of the body

Ive had a couple of them for about a month now. one in my pond and this one that I moved into my main tank. Its doing great, very active and healthy appetite. In fact, it just moulted last night. Half of the shell was already eaten today.

Wild Turkey
09-06-2009, 06:49 PM
What is the next largest river that it flows into/from?

Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 06:54 PM
What is the next largest river that it flows into/from?

The san souci river and its tributaries all flow into the sea, but this was a completely freshwater stream, well above sea level.

Wild Turkey
09-06-2009, 07:16 PM
The san souci river and its tributaries all flow into the sea, but this was a completely freshwater stream, well above sea level.

Im just having trouble finding it on a map, seems there are a lot of places with that name, some in the US

Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Its close to toco.

Wild Turkey
09-06-2009, 07:21 PM
Yea I found the town San Souci but no river by that name

Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 07:22 PM
I also noticed them in different streams around the toco area. Im not sure if they are all connected.

Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 07:25 PM
this is a photo from another stream about 2 miles from where I caught mine

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn193/amithrius/DSC01161.jpg

Wild Turkey
09-06-2009, 07:41 PM
Im leaning towards a variant of Black Tiger Shrimp/Vannamei Shrimp? I think they are the same species and look like the best bet

If so, they are exported and consumed as food just like crayfish would be, but yea its a shrimp

Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 09:08 PM
Ive never seen a black tiger with claws like that

Wild Turkey
09-06-2009, 09:26 PM
Sorry, thats the best I have at the moment Other than the fact that it just looks like a snapper shrimp, they are all over your area, but you shouldnt find them in any freshwater....you got me.

Aeonflame
09-06-2009, 09:59 PM
I know... Ive been searching for weeks now lol.

I appreciate the help. Whats for certain though, is that its doing very well

Jacko
09-07-2009, 06:37 AM
Asked around, got an answer! :19:

looks like yours is a Macrobrachium crenulatum... looks right... if not it's definitely a Macrobrachium species.:22:

Aeonflame
09-07-2009, 10:43 AM
Totally awesome!! thanks a million man! You rule!