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>Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 00:23:33 -0500 (EST)
>From: Tim Mullins <tmullins at telerama_com>
>To: Aquatic Plants List <Aquatic-Plants at ActWin_com>
>Subject: Ghost Shrimp ID
>At my local pet store I recently
>saw the sign:
>"Ghost Shrimp - Great Feeders - 5 for $1"
>Well, hearing of their fondness for algae,
>I bought a few. Sure enough, their little
>bellies turned greenish indicating algae
>munching. My 5 2.5" SAEs, 3 Mollies, and
>half dozen or so Ottos seem to leave them
>alone in my fairly heavily planted 90G.
>They're cool to watch too.
>What I wondered is, at that cheap price,
>could these really be the famed Ghost Shrimp?
>They're about 1.5" long, clear except for
>innards, and, well, shrimplike (nice technical
>description aye). Are there other fresh/
>brackish water shrimp about that these might
>be instead of Ghost Shrimp? And if so, does it
>matter since whatever these guys are, their
>Thanks to anyone for clues,
>Tim Mullins - Pittsburgh