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Old 06-23-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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Godzilla Shrimp (PICS ADDED)

So I was at the LFS today getting a few more female swordtails and some glowlight tetras for my school when I came across a unique tank. The label said bamboo shrimp so I crouched down and look inside. There is was the biggest freshwater bamboo shrimp or any shrimp I had seen. So I had to have it .... he is now residing in my 29gal and I dont think my pleco likes him very much .... and he is bigger than my 4" BN pleco .... maybe ill get some pics up that show off the size of this monster

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Old 06-23-2006, 07:53 PM   #2
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i hope he does not eat your pleco!
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as big as a marbled shrimp?
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I wanna see some pics lol
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Old 06-23-2006, 08:59 PM   #5
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I was a petco and they too had pics of some huge gigantic shrimp. I'm not sure what they were called though.
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I have two, Viper. A red and a black. They are buddies. I want pics! I bought one at Petco and one at Petsmart.

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Old 06-23-2006, 10:52 PM   #7
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I have just spent an hour searching another site for info on a large shrimp that someone had that turned out to not be a 'regular' shrimp but something else. It was very preditory and killed most of the other person's fish in their tank. Sorry but I couldn't find the info to be more specific. You just may want to be careful or the other occupants of your tank may be lunch if this is the same kind.
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Old 06-23-2006, 10:55 PM   #8
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filter feeders like bamboo are harmless. They stick they little fans out and feed from the food in ther water. It is pretty cool.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:31 AM   #9
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Yea i was worried a little about it being something that might kill my fish .... but it is def a bamboo because it has fans and just goes around my tank eating and not bothering anyone .... if anything my pleco taught it a lesson to stay away from him ..... hopefully i can get some good pics tom and ill post em ..... but i would say that he is at least 2x bigger than urs lovemybarbs

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wow!!! You'll love it when they molt. It's pretty interesting.
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:35 AM   #11
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Yup, it's a bamboo shrimp. They are completly harmless but very entertaining to watch.
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I think they are morphing them or something because when I bought mine I asked how big she would get and he told me mine was at full size. Something fishy is going on. 8O
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It looks like you're missing the extension at the end of your photo files. It should be .jpg
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hmmm but if u click on the link its the picture ... im try to work out the kinks

EDIT: tried the .jpg and still didnt work ... i guess just click on the links guys ... sorry ... maybe a admin can fix it for me

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uhhh......... that could be a vampire.

Any thoughts fellow posters.
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viper, is this it? How much did you pay?

http://www.petshrimp.com/africanfiltershrimp.html
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it is def not a vampire looks nothing like it in shape and color ... looks exactly like this http://www.petshrimp.com/bambooshrimp.html just a lot bigger so it is def a bamboo .... trust me it is ... and i paid a cool one grand for it .... haha just kidding $10 which is still kinda steep but i had to have it

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Funny you brought up wood/bamboo shrimp. i stopped in Petco last night to pick up some start right and I saw them for 5.99. (Another LFS had them for 10 each) Sign said max size 3" peaceful community shrimp. Later research confirmed peaceful, community tank, should be kept in groups. Well good, cuz I got all three that were in the tank.. Must have molted recently because I saw parts of old skin floating around. Oddly enough they were hanging around a bamboo plant. hahahahaha
2 entered the tank clinging to each other, the third entered and swam to the top to cling to some floating leaves and looked at me like "what the". Can't find them now.. put them in the 46g bow. Hope to see them soon. Some of the research said they change colors once content. That would be wonderful.. I wanted cherry's in there for the color, but they are too small and would get munched.. quite an expensive snack...
Good luck to you and your new shrimp Viperboy. And mine too.
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do you have a hang on back filter. Check it, trust me.

They change color rapidly, so look for anything.

Has yours changed color Viper.

Maybe mine will keep growing. I did not know that.
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