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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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what shrimp is this

okay, this was supposed to be an amano, it's not...

WHAT IS IT?

it's front feet are fans

it likes to sit in front of the spray bar and 'eat' the water
or on the pre-filter and clean it...




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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 04:20 AM
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If it has fans', it's probably a bambo or fan shrimp.

They need salt water to breed, usually live a decent life if there is food. They are a filter feed, they put out their fans and eat from stuff collected in the water. Usually people see them perched on some wood near the outflow of a filter as the current is pushing stuff in the water for them to munch from.

Fairly peaceful shrimp, not a food hog like amano's or ghosts.

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oh NO you are wrong... dude likes to come down to get my Repashy SuperFood – Shrimp Souffle ... he comes down grabs the 'cube' and tries to use his fans to pull it under him and LAYS on it!

LOL

My amanos just grab it and swim off ... i put in SMALL cubes so they can take one and go and the fires still have food...

this guy is BIG and UGLY...

it's not a bamboo.. the marking look wrong - I think .. he's iridescent, almost 2"
he/she is a bit of a 'shrimp tube' hog..he likes to sleep there and no one else is welcome.


he is a GREAT climbing toy for the newborns ... he even gives them 'rides'

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msjinkzd had a filter feeder that looked like that for awhile, it was called green lace shrimp (Atyoida pilipes).

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 03:51 PM
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Definitely Atyoida pilipes.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 04:25 PM
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Where did you get it? It looks cool.
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ive never seen these guys locally. pretty interesting... the only ones you have to be worried about are the species that have claws.

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Where did you get it? It looks cool.
if you can catch it.. it's yours...


i ordered an AMANO from azgardens.com got this instead and a shrimp i'm SURE is not a yellow neoC.... it's green and doesn't mate with the neoC...

i also got 9 dead yellow neoC, and a bunch of dead reds...

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Wow. I've considered ordering from them before, but I guess I'll pass.
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i would...

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1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
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If it's a shrimp using "fans" to feed and he is looking for food on the substrate that means he is starving. Increase water flow and provide him with ways to sit in the water stream and filter the water. I personally would be careful with azgardens but to each their own.
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i agree on azgardens...

i have the flow full going... not more i can do..

he needs a bigger tank ... he likes the shrimp souffle .. anyone in central NJ want to catch a shrimp.

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1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...208&highlight=


you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laq/


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Definitely Atyoida pilipes.

yup...

1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...208&highlight=


you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laq/


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If it's a shrimp using "fans" to feed and he is looking for food on the substrate that means he is starving.
I'm going to amend that a little. Even among the chiefly filter-feeding larger fan shrimps, scraping can be an important feeding strategy and isn't necessarily an indication of starvation. (Exactly how much depends on species and flow conditions.) A. pilipes are found in a rather wide range of flow velocities in nature, and in captivity they're often just too opportunistic not to pass up substantial fare like pellets or gel.

But yeah, in the aquarium this behavior is frequently a giveaway of insufficient current or too few suspended food particles. Having a powerhead directed at a piece of hardscape that they can perch on is always appreciated.
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