Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Creek "Shrimp"?

  1. Default Creek "Shrimp"?


    0 Not allowed!
    I have a fine net and went into my local creek. It is very wide but shallow in many places. I pulled the net through the water very swiftly and saw that there were small shrimp-like lifeforms or aquatic insects. They were about 1/4" long, and looked like some short of insect shrimp.

    Does anyone know what these could be? Are they good for fish food?
    10 Gallon: 5 Peppered Corys | Pool Filter Sand | x2 AquaTech 5-15 Power Filter | 2 plastic plants

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Never heard of a shrimp that lives in a creek, but someone may correct me.

    take a picture next time your out to really verify it.

    but here's what i think you saw-maybe infant versions
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crayfish

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Possibly infant crawfish, yes.
    10 Gallon: 5 Peppered Corys | Pool Filter Sand | x2 AquaTech 5-15 Power Filter | 2 plastic plants

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Or if they have the tendency to lie on their sides, try looking up gammarus

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Gammarus does like like those, however they seem to have a dorsal shield-like shell structure.
    10 Gallon: 5 Peppered Corys | Pool Filter Sand | x2 AquaTech 5-15 Power Filter | 2 plastic plants

  6. #6

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    A pic would help. Knowing where in the world that creek is would also be a bonus.

    cories are unable to eat something as big as gammarus.

  7. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    In Australia a clear shrimp called glass shrimp can be caught in creeks and rivers
    6ft Australian Fresh water turtle tank - 2 macleay river turtles, numerous guppy at varying stages of development.

    5ft 150gal planted discus tank - 8 discus, 10 cardinal tetras, 10 rummnose, 6 albino cories, and breeding RCS in tank sump and just about everywhere everything done from scratch, filtration and stand tank
    journal @
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=101658

  8. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    This creek is in Texas, about 10-15 miles from Houston.

    My camera is so bad that I don't think you'll be able to see it clearly in the photo. Looks like I'll be getting a better camera soon :P
    10 Gallon: 5 Peppered Corys | Pool Filter Sand | x2 AquaTech 5-15 Power Filter | 2 plastic plants

  9. #9

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Which makes something from the gammarus family the most likely shrimp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gammarus

  10. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Ah, true! I do see a few photos on Google Images that look like my captures. Are these freshwater amphipods good for cory cats and/or easy to breed?
    10 Gallon: 5 Peppered Corys | Pool Filter Sand | x2 AquaTech 5-15 Power Filter | 2 plastic plants

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •