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Re: [APD] Peppermint Shrimp
Seweryn Bialasiewicz wrote:
Sounds like the Singapore shrimp (aka Flower shrimp, wood shrimp).
Well, that's what the guy at the LFS call them anyway. The largest one
is about 3.5cm long, brownish transparent body with a white stripe down
their back and a cream stripe (outlined in dark brown) down the middle
of their side. The smaller ones are more clear than brown.
From: "LeDeaux, David" <David_LeDeaux at tripointglobal.com>
I thought peppermint shrimp were a saltwater variety.
From: Seweryn Bialasiewicz [mailto:s_bialasiewicz at hotmail_com]
Yesterday I happened across some peppermint shrimp here at my LFS in
Brisbane, and was wondering if anyone has any information on their
history or any experience with them? I tried looking on the web, but
avail. The guy told me they are Australian natives. They look well
for detrius and algea scrubbing duties with their four feathery claws.
them are now happily processing my tank (really fascinating to watch
feeding arms, almost like a assembly line full of robotic arms)
They reach 2.5-3.5 inches, like pH around 6.5 - 7.4 and temp about
73-85F. They are filter feeders. They like to eat bits of plant
matter. They can be fed enriched Artemia nauplii, frozen cyclops,
powdered flake food, OSI Micro-Food and Artemia food. Also they “clean”
the bottom of the tank in search of food. Need a fair amount of water
flow to bring the food to them. There is a picture at:
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