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Old 08-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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New shrimp not sure what it is

Im not sure what kind of shrimp these are i bought them for $15 each from petland they said one is a red crystal and the other is a green crystal.

They are in a fluval 2 gallon tank with a moss ball.

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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They look like crystal shrimp ... See the link below if they match.

Crystal Red Shrimp .:. Caridina cantonensis sp. "Crystal Red" .:. Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp Species Information Page
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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Here they are on the mossball eating i think.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:59 PM   #4
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please tell me $15 each is a typo
I get rcs from lfs for $1.99 I'd hate to think the crystal shrimp are that much more expensive
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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Yep 14.99$ each
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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RCS for $2 is a steal around me... Crystal go for around $10 for lower grades.
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yikes, haven't been able to find crystals in my area but there's this guy near me on CL that's always putting up ads, one of which is 20 rcs for $15 and also live plants as well, I've been seeing his ads pop upfrom time to time for months but never find the time to respond
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I wish I could get those shrimp.
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please tell me $15 each is a typo
I get rcs from lfs for $1.99 I'd hate to think the crystal shrimp are that much more expensive
Crystal (was well as most Caridina species) usually carry a high price tag.

Also, in case you wanna go and get them, don't keep the 2 species together as they can and will interbreed. And that will cause you to have offspring in natural color. Which is brown...so...
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Don't keep which species together?

Look for low b/c grade shrimp, they are usually more affordable and I often see them around $2-3 each.
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