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Did a brief write up on Caridina cf. babaulti with pics

If anyone is interested, it can be found here: http://msjinkzd.com/news/caridina-cf...oup-of-shrimp/
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Great, I ordered the more fragile ones =/

What makes Indian Zebra shrimp hard to photograph?

Thanks for the write up!

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they are smaller and tend to hide in the plants, plus the tank I have them in is in a difficult spot to photograph
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Ah, okay.

Makes Sense! I shouldn't have many issues since I mainly have moss in my tank currently.

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Wow the green one is striking. Too bad I don't have space for them right now.

edit: just saw there are 2 pics of the green shrimp. Which one is more representative of its color? The one in the moss or the substrate?
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the moss is more typical- lime green
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Hi Rachel. Just curious, you said the zebras are smaller do the stay smaller or your just happen to be? What color are yours or do they span the range of colors, seems as though the pics I seen range from red, brown and black. Funny thing is every where I've looked seems to report these at different full sizes, but they should be about the same size as tigers and RCS, right? Can you think of anything that get closer to 1.5-2" looking to add some diversity to my Barb tank. The super-sized Amanos i got from you are doing great along with 2 bamboo shrimp. Tried a couple adult tigers and RCS but they quickly became conditioning food. oops. Thanks for your help.
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The males are quite tiny, the females seem to get to about 1". They have a range of colors, with a clear blue background with black stripes, to a clear background with black stripes, to a tan background with red/brown stripes.

As for what gets to nearly 2", if you are not concerned about breeding, I would consider Green Lace shrimp (Atyoida pilipes). They are a fan filter shrimp with functional fans (they are small fans, so they can use them for feeding so are much less fragile then a bamboo shrimp).
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Oooh, the green ones look so awesome.
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Oooh, the green ones look so awesome.
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They are perfect parameter and behavior wise to go with those
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I had a berried female hatch a few days ago and the babies are tiny, I tried to photograph them but it doesn't work. I would say .5mm to .75 mm at best.

The berried female looked like the striped red brown one you have in one of your photos. The dad could of been a green one, a green/clear one or one with similar coloration.

There are really interesting shrimp and I am eager to find out what the babies look like. Even though there are tiny, they oddly enough seem like that could be striped.

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Fantastic! Once I get some more shrimp funds, definitely need some greenies. Green is good.
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audio: I have them in PFR + Amano tanks and love them. Mine range from almost yellow to dark green and they pop off babies and frequently as cherries.

You can't go wrong with Rachel's shrimp.
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You got some green lace shrimp in? How much are they? Can they get larger than an Amano?
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