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Old 04-29-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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Killer Shrimp

im not sure wut kind of shrimp these are that i bought but they looked pretty cool wit the angel fish in the petstore they have like blue tipped claws can anybody tell me what kind of shrimp these are there also pretty big i think they have been killin my fish i walked into my home today and i say my pleco died and the shrimp eating him up
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:12 PM   #2
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im not sure wut kind of shrimp these are that i bought but they looked pretty cool wit the angel fish in the petstore they have like blue tipped claws can anybody tell me what kind of shrimp these are there also pretty big i think they have been killin my fish i walked into my home today and i say my pleco died and the shrimp eating him up
When you are saying blue tipped claws, do you mean, the hole shrimp is blue? Cause there are Crayfish that can be blue. You can see what I mean with the link below.

Blue crayfish image by PhotoGal2 on Photobucket

If they are blue crayfish, then yeah they will eat anything that they can get in the claws.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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no sir def not cray fish there shrimp for sure they have alittle bit of blue at the tip of the tiny lil claws
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Dwarf cray perhaps? Shrimp don't kill, they scavenge. What are your water parameters? It's entirely likely that the pleco died and the "shrimp" was cleaning up. Any chance of a pic?
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Check out the Indian whisker shrimp Macrobrachium sp
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there he is guys
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that looks like an amano shrimp and they only scavenge for food they do not kill.they will eat algea and any food that falls on the bottom of the tank or on leaves of plants.
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ok now i ave to find the cause of the death of my pleco thanx so much
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Yep, no claws there... only an opportunist.

How long ago did you purchase the pleco? They often arrive at LFS's super stressed and food deprived. Sometimes when you buy one it is emaciated and at the point of no return, sadly. I'm sure you are doing your best, keep it up.
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