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Thread: Type of shrimp

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    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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    how big are they?

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

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    At most 1cm.
    My journal....Swimming in South Africa:

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    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

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    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)
    My journal....Swimming in South Africa:

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    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

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    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.

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    Depending on the type of shrimp your friend has in his tank, it's possible they could interbreed. Here is a link there is a nice chart that shows some of the possible shrimp that could interbreed.

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    Very cool chart!
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