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RE: [APD] Peppermint Shrimp

Oh, wow!  Those look really neat!  Almost like the clydesdales of the shrimp

-----Original Message-----
From: William J. Wells [mailto:wwells1 at concentric_net] 
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 9:47 AM
To: aquatic plants digest
Subject: 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.
> -S
>> 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)
>> Cheers,
>> - 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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