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Re: Red cherry shrimp questions
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Red cherry shrimp questions
- From: William Wells <wwells1 at concentric_net>
- Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 18:39:53 -0500
- References: <200301201155.h0KBt7xN001888 at otter_actwin.com>
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Naomi Mizumoto wrote
> Hi, All!
> I went to my LFS (Albany Aquarium) yesterday and was led to a tank with
> very cute little newcomers: red cherry shrimp. Of course I had to grab a
> few. The only info I've been able to find is that they "eat a different
> variety of algae than C. japonica" and are a tropical species. Does anybody
> have additional info (from literature and/or personal experience)? Exactly
> what type(s) of algae do they eat? Are they as difficult to breed as C.
> japonica? Scientific nomenclature?
> Well, they've survived the first 24 hours in my tank with no problem. They
> seem to be getting along well with the three old-timer marsh shrimp, too;
> even brought them out of their carapace (figuratively) a bit. I'd love to
> know more about the little rubies.
> - -Naomi
They are probably a Caridina sp. from Taiwan. See
http://www.franksaquarium.com/shrimporderform.htm for a
picture to see if that is your shrimp.