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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #571
A colleague just purchased five of these this weekend and he LOVES them.
They set right to work on the algae, and are VERY diligent.
> From: Dorian McMillan <mcmilland at cofc_edu>
> Subject: Re: response to C. Coleman/Japanese Shrimp
> >Regards the Japonese shrimp, are they Caridina japonica? How is your
> >opinion of these?
> I *think* they are that species, but I can't say that they are with
> complete confidence. Our LFS sells them as "Japanese Shrimp" at around
> $3.99 ea. They do not look precisely like the photos I've seen, but then
> again I think color may be fairly plastic in these guys, based on my small
> sample. As to their performance, I think they're great. They seem to do a
> better job of cleaning a specific spot, holding and turning over individual
> pieces of gravel as they feed, as compared to the snuffle-and-go method of
> the SAE. The disadvantage is that you have to have a lot of them to do the
> job. YMMV :-)