Anyone know what this???

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by TDI-line, 25 Mar 2008.

  1. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    He is about 3", i've owned him for about a year, non-aggressive, just very greedy, grabbing prima in both claws. :D

    Just would like to know the latin name for him.

    Thanks.

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  2. Lisa_Perry75

    Lisa_Perry75 Member

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    Not sure, but he is illegal. The only crayfish allowed in this country is the blue ones. As your fella has claws/pincers he looks more crayfish than shrimp.
     
  3. ulster exile

    ulster exile Member

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    Some sort of longarm shrimp (macrobrachium sp). Not sure on the exact type, but have a look on this site...shrimpscrabsandcrayfish
     
  4. Joecoral

    Joecoral Member

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    we had one of these in the LFS i work at, it came in with a shipment of amano shrimp. I'm interested to find out what he might be....
     
  5. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    I remember reading somewhere about long arm shrimp being predators, grabbing sleeping tetra and other small fish. Worth making sure its not one of these :(
     
  6. TDI-line

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    Ohh!! :oops:

    I did buy it from one of the MA branches, tut tut. :wideyed:
     
  7. TDI-line

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    Thanks UE.

    Seems to be one of these, maybe the Sri Lankan or Indian.
     
  8. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Lol, his pincers are tiny at best, he only catches and picks up small pieces of prima.
     
  9. daniel19831123

    daniel19831123 Member

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    Probably just a normal glass shrimp. Glass shrimp do have pincer and they often came in the same shipment in amano japonica shrimp. If they are kept over a year and didn't grow more than 2 inches long then probably it's just that.
     
  10. fishgeek

    fishgeek Member

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    he is a long armmed as already stated

    apparently they will pull snails from shells aswell!
     
  11. TDI-line

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    He sadly died today.

    Probably old age. :arghh:
     
  12. aaronnorth

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  13. Themuleous

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    Bye little guy.
     

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