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  1. Default Clueless about shrimp my GF got me to get a"whisker shrimp" looking 4 info.


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    I know crayfish but nada on shrimp they were selling them as whisker shrimp; really long antennae (2 inch body pretty big for a FW shrimp) I only got 1 to see if my tetras would nip his antenna off but he seems ok and happy. He has a red color to his insides but is mostly see through.

    Anyone got an idea on what species I actually have. It's like a giant ghost shrimp with really long antennae and long arms with lil claws.
    Long time fish keeper most experience with CA/SA cichlids, natives like sunfish, and aggressive catfish.
    Currently have a 29g planted with 14 candy cane tetras, 6 sterbai corys, 6 melini corys, a roided out tiger angelfish and 1 mustache wearing albino longfin pleco.
    Oh and they all get along amazingly!!! went through 4 BN plecos and 2 angelfish until I got ones with the right temperament but it's the most mellow tank now.

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    Long arms usually means some kind of macrobrachium, most likely Assamensis. If I'm right you better keep an eye on your cories and your snails, these guys can take snails and small fish.

    Last edited by talldutchie; 05-02-2013 at 07:36 PM.

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    His claws are very very small he couldn't grab a fish with them unless it was like a baby guppy and even then I'm not so sure. Though he could of lost his original claws and be growing them back right? kind of like when I had crayfish they'd lose a main claw and grow it back slowly. Also how big can these guys get? he's the biggest FW shrimp I've ever seen.

    I was trying to ID him all night and it's very hard.
    Long time fish keeper most experience with CA/SA cichlids, natives like sunfish, and aggressive catfish.
    Currently have a 29g planted with 14 candy cane tetras, 6 sterbai corys, 6 melini corys, a roided out tiger angelfish and 1 mustache wearing albino longfin pleco.
    Oh and they all get along amazingly!!! went through 4 BN plecos and 2 angelfish until I got ones with the right temperament but it's the most mellow tank now.

  4. #4

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    Does the shape look like what I posted? Shrimp can indeed grow back extremities. This one might get as big as 3 inches but that's it

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    Yeah it did look like that; it molted yesterday and got much larger claws and started to fight with my little corys so I gave it away. I wonder if they cut their claws off before they ship them to the LFS?

    It's a shame I'll have to get some ghost shrimp.
    Long time fish keeper most experience with CA/SA cichlids, natives like sunfish, and aggressive catfish.
    Currently have a 29g planted with 14 candy cane tetras, 6 sterbai corys, 6 melini corys, a roided out tiger angelfish and 1 mustache wearing albino longfin pleco.
    Oh and they all get along amazingly!!! went through 4 BN plecos and 2 angelfish until I got ones with the right temperament but it's the most mellow tank now.

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    They have a vampire shrimp around here if your looking for something different. They are alot larger then Cherry shrimp and look unusual. Just thinking out loud.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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  7. #7

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    That's a filter feeder. OP's tank may not be mature enough to support one.

    Quote Originally Posted by FishGuy67 View Post
    Yeah it did look like that; it molted yesterday and got much larger claws and started to fight with my little corys so I gave it away. I wonder if they cut their claws off before they ship them to the LFS?
    No, probably not. Shrimp would starve. Well... the mystery is solved then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    That's a filter feeder. OP's tank may not be mature enough to support one.



    No, probably not. Shrimp would starve. Well... the mystery is solved then.
    I was just suggesting an alternative to that Assamensis talldutchie. Your 100% correct about the tanks maturity if deciding to keep such a filter feeder. Thanks.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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  9. #9

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    Having said that... if you can feed it they are indeed lovely shrimp guaranteed not to harm any other fish or inverts.

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    Bamboo shrimp are smaller filter feeders that sometimes scavenge...

    If you want a large-ish shrimp, try amanos. They can eat baby fish, but they're mostly harmless.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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