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Old 06-11-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
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Question Long armed prawns?

Today I got 3 little creatures known as shrimp to the store.. After bringing them home one seems larger than the others and has quite a long pair of arms.. I have now been told to worry about it being a long armed prawn by a friend, can anyone tell the difference between the two at early ages (as the prawns are supposed to get much bigger)? I currently home them with 2 adfs and that's all, thanks. Here's a picture of the one I am worried about.. I probably am worrying about nothing though.

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that lokks like a young one,ghost shrimp have much thinner arms.
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Yeah my other 2 GS have thinner arms..
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I think she's just a female now, she seems to look a lot like the other females with research.
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Well this thread is pretty messy on my part (sorry about that) but here's a video of the shrimp and the other two, the first one is her, the second is the amano and another one I bought with her is the third.

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i still think its a long arm,my gs have much smaller claws.
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Yeah, I don't think she's a GS after all now.. There was a picture on another site that looked just like her is was a junior Macrobrachium sp.?
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Well, I've decided to move her to a 11L tank that I got as a training tank until I get some answers about her, don't want her harming my adfs/other shrimp..
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I put her back like a fool, I don't even know if she needs the heat or flow/filter.... Well. I came home today, and found her munching on one of my beloved african dwarf frogs, she had devoured his legs and was eating his stomach... I have two african dwarf frogs.. She ate the other one's foot. I had to put Gucci my frog to sleep today, she was eating him alive, by the time I got him out he was 'dead' until I put him in the toilet and he managed to move his arm, so I took him out numbed and put him to sleep with cloves, I also rolled him up with some forget-me-not flowers when I was saying goodbye. A valuable lesson was learned. All of a sudden she wants to eat everything, including my frogs.. I put her in another tank. She's now 2 inches in length... 3/4 more of an inch since the 13th.. I gave her loads to eat, more than she should for her size the other day and she ate it all and still ate my frogs.. She's also turning a tan colour and seems to be getting darker... P.S. my surviving frog has been methylene blued and will be getting it again everyday for the next week or more. She's growing at 0.75 inches every 10 days. 2 inches now.

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murderous prawn, OFF WITH HER HEAD!!!
sorry about your frog,thats really sad.
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