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Re: [APD] Peppermint Shrimp

Seweryn Bialasiewicz wrote:

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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Seweryn Bialasiewicz [mailto:s_bialasiewicz at hotmail_com]

Heya everyone!

Yesterday I happened across some peppermint shrimp here at my LFS in
Brisbane, and was wondering if anyone has any information on their natural
history or any experience with them? I tried looking on the web, but to no
avail. The guy told me they are Australian natives. They look well equipped
for detrius and algea scrubbing duties with their four feathery claws. 3 of
them are now happily processing my tank (really fascinating to watch their
feeding arms, almost like a assembly line full of robotic arms)

- Seweryn

Sounds like the Singapore shrimp (aka Flower shrimp, wood shrimp).
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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