> > > 3. Does anyone know where in the U.S. I can get the
> Japanese shrimp,
> > > Caridina japonica? Many European and Asian list
> subscribers have access to
> > > these and find they are very good algae eaters.
> > Hey, you many subscribers from Asia and Europe! Is
> that true? Yes yes,
> > I know what Amano says about them, but I also know
> what Neil Frank says
> > about them and although Neil hasn't yet written such
> impressive picture
> > books, I think I'll believe him. (Yo, Neil! Any of
> them still alive?)
> If I am not mistaken Neil Frank was in Japan a year ago
> and brought back with him a few freshwater
> shrimps(Caridina Japonica). I would like to hear (how
> about it Neil!!) what are his experiences what are his
> experiences with this animal. It seems to me that Liisa
> is saying that they are not all that good!!? I'd also
> like to hear if anybody has had some experience with
> Bee shrimps. Sorry, don't know their Latin name.
> > Well, if anybody knows where I could get those shrimps
> in Finland, Sweden
> > or Estonia, I would try them asap.
I am also a big fan of Shrimp. I read Amano's book and would love to
get my hands on some shripm he refers to in the book.
I recently purchased some shrimp at a local store. The shrimp were
called 'Wood Shrimp' I am not familiar with the scientific name, but
the shrimp are quite remarkable and hopefully someone will be able help
with an identification. The shrimp are small, about 2 to 3 inches long.
They have two sets of 'arms' that they apparently use to filter the
water for algae. In fact each arm open up into a set of four feathered
fans that filter the water.
If anyone knows the name of the shrimp and has other info on them I
would greatly apprecite it.
Ann Arbor, MI