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Old 08-18-2015, 03:30 AM   #11
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I looked at it more closely and noticed that the first two sets of legs have claws and the rest dont. Is this normal for ghostshrimp? Also the bristle nose he killed was tiny , about the same size as the shrimp mabye a little smaller.


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Oh and the shrimp and betta are both fine. The ghost shrimp learned to go upside down and skim along the surface grabbing all the flakes before the betta can eat them.


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I think shrimp, lobsters, and crayfish share that characteristic; the first two pairs of "walking" limbs have claws and the remaining pairs do not.


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There is a remote chance that a macro brachium shrimp slipped into the ghost shrimp shipment (say that 3x!). Young specimens look similar to ghost shrimp, however, the front pair of claws are on these very long arms.
Or it simply could be an aggressive ghost shrimp.


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I have heard that some "ghost shrimp" were hunting down guppies. They turned out to be something else. I think it might of been the macro brachium shrimp mentioned in the quote. I would keep an eye on that shrimp if I were you. If your shrimp has any red bits on it's feet odds are it isn't a ghost shrimp and will kill your Betta when it gets larger.



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Old 08-18-2015, 11:11 AM   #15
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There's no red in its feet but the bottom half of the ghost shrimps antennae are red. I don't think it could kill my betta (at least not yet) as my beta is full grown.


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I would think that it is a macro brachium shrimp not a ghost shrimp. Those shrimp can get pretty big so beware!


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If absolutely have to i can confine him to the breeder net in my 15 gal so he can't harm any fish.


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