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Old 06-26-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Shrimp ID please ;)

Can anyone ID this shrimp for me please. I think it is a glass or ghost but even the LFS I got it from just said it was a prawn. Great info from them. I got it because they said it would eat the small hair algae growth I've been fighting and guess what? He's not eating ANY of it.
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:36 PM   #2
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how big is it? can you get a pic from the front? looks like glass shrimp.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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He is about 3 - 3 1/2 inches long right now. Fairly big for a glass shrimp I thought. Thanks for your reply mgamer.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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Petshrimp.com -- All about shrimp

Common Name:
Red Claw Macro
Scientific Name:
Macrobrachium sp. (one of many species from the Macrobrachium hendersoni species complex)
Size:
up to 8cm (excluding claws) for males, up to 6 cm for females
Temperature:
best kept at 72°F-82°F
Water Parameters:
Needs soft to medium hard, alkaline water over the long run. Should not be kept in acidic water at all.
Food:
fish food (flake, pellets etc), hair and string algae, "anything edible"
Origin:
India (However, the M. hendersoni species complex is more widely spread in south Asia)
Larval Development Type:
Completely Suppressed: Larvae assume a benthic lifestyle after hatching, i.e. they are miniature versions of the adults. There is no planktonic larval stage.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:13 PM   #5
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Whoa...look at those claws! Nice looking shrimp!
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:00 PM   #6
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This sight rules! Thanks again He is actually very interesting to watch. My daughter thinks he is gross (she is 6). I'd throw you a +1 gamer but I can't give you anymore
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:07 PM   #7
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You know whats funny about this guy is that the fish store guy grabbed a smaller one that I wanted and it flipped out of the net and bounced around on the floor. He grabbed it up like a little kid with a new-found crawdad and put it back. He then went for this one and it also hopped around but never hit the floor. I brought it home and told my kids to watch out "he's a jumper".... preparing myself for his acrobatics. Sure enough,... as my daughter laughed I chased it across the floor and tossed him in! Lots of character so far in this little guy.
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lol you dont want to know how many amanos i have had crawl around on my floor. right as you pour them into the bag they jump. drives me nuts .
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Good research.. +1
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That's one of the coolest shrimp ever @ 3.5" long, gratz. I want one.
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