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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1039
In a message dated 5/22/01 4:01:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
<< Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 11:09:41 EDT
>From: TD7894 at aol_com
>Subject: Re:freaked out over shrimp!
>Hello fellow fish keepers! I know that you won't mind this slightly
strange post. About four or five months ago, I bought four of those
amano shrimp to put in my planted 38. These are not ghost shrimp, but
the fancy, somewhat expensive algae eating sort. I decided to quarantine
them because I am paranoid about disease. Well, all but one quickly died
of unknown cause. I dropped the remaining shrimp in the 38. When I
didn't see him anywhere for a couple of months I thought he was dead.
Then two weeks ago, I saw a HUGE molted shell on top of the driftwood
log. It was eaten within hours by snails, so I knew he must have left it
the previous night. Last night I saw a weird looking projection on my
log just at lights out. I thought, hey I've never seen that before, is
my log falling apart? Then it moved it's antennae!! It was my shrimp!!
He was HUGE, and dark chocolate brown with a mahogany tail. He looked
almost as big as a crawdad. Now every single picture in books and on the
net has these shrimp sort of clearish gray with a couple of teensy
maroon spots, sort of the same color as ghost shrimp. How come he turned
brown? He perfectly matches the log and lives in a crack in it, coming
out at night to eat algae. Anyway, rejoice with me, my shrimp lives!!
It sounds like you bought immature wood shrimp. At least what you describe
sounds like a wood shrimp. Can you send me a picture of this shrimp?