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Re: freaked out over shrimp

I hate to rain on your parade, but odds are the shrimp you bought is not the
I remember reading not too long ago about some shrimp that look alot like
the 'amano' shrimp,
but grow to be much larger... either that or I made it up in my head
somehow... if anyone else
has heard of this please let me know...

> >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!!
> Thanks Teresa.