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Old 02-23-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
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Naming Shrimp: Bee or Bumble Bee?


I have heard the common Bee Shrimp referred to as the Bee Shrimp, Bumble Bee Shrimp, and the Crystal Black Shrimp. I know that many websites and hobbyists use the terms together, and I am wondering which is the correct name. Perhaps Bumble Bee Shrimp is the full name, and people shortened that to Bee Shrimp? Perhaps due to the popularity of CRS, people decided to just call them CBS because of their similarity? Or perhaps these terms all interchangeable and are at the preference of the speaker? Thanks.
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You forgot red or black diamond too. lol. I believe the name "Crystal Red Shrimp" was copyrighted in Japan by the original breeder, so other names came out to avoid that, although I don't think he cares anymore.

I like CRS/CBS because you know exactly what shrimp. Bumble bee can refer to a different shrimp, bee shrimp could be princess bee, wild bee, or other shrimp.
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You forgot red or black diamond too. lol. I believe the name "Crystal Red Shrimp" was copyrighted in Japan by the original breeder, so other names came out to avoid that, although I don't think he cares anymore.

I like CRS/CBS because you know exactly what shrimp. Bumble bee can refer to a different shrimp, bee shrimp could be princess bee, wild bee, or other shrimp.
I would think that Bumble Bee Shrimp would work the same as the Crystal idea. Red Bumble Bee Shrimp would refer to CRS, while regular Bumble Bee Shrimp would refer to CBS. You would just substitute a color/type before the term Bumble Bee, as long as the shrimp is indeed of the Bumble Bee family.
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I would think that Bumble Bee Shrimp would work the same as the Crystal idea. Red Bumble Bee Shrimp would refer to CRS, while regular Bumble Bee Shrimp would refer to CBS. You would just substitute a color/type before the term Bumble Bee, as long as the shrimp is indeed of the Bumble Bee family.
Bumble Bee is already taken though, it's Caridina trifasciata, a whole different sub-branch than CRS/CBS even are, as CRS/CBS are Caridina cantonensis
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I've never even heard of Caridina trifasciata before. Are they unpopular for a reason?
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I thought bumblebee was breviata
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I dunno Liam, that was the most common search I found for bumble bee.

puddles, want to see a bunch you've never seen that all almost look like crystals.

http://www.caridea.org/groupe-serrata.html Scroll down and look at the left hand side.
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I dunno Liam, that was the most common search I found for bumble bee.

puddles, want to see a bunch you've never seen that all almost look like crystals.

http://www.caridea.org/groupe-serrata.html Scroll down and look at the left hand side.

Look at the link you posted under breviata, lol
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I dunno Liam, that was the most common search I found for bumble bee.

puddles, want to see a bunch you've never seen that all almost look like crystals.

http://www.caridea.org/groupe-serrata.html Scroll down and look at the left hand side.

Crazy. I had no idea there were species like that. Still curious why some species become popular and some are left to waste away as pictures on some website.
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Look at the link you posted under breviata, lol
I know, there it lists them as that and other sites don't. So many names. lol.

Either way, OP, Bumble Bee is taken by another shrimp already and shouldn't be used for CRS/CBS.
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Crazy. I had no idea there were species like that. Still curious why some species become popular and some are left to waste away as pictures on some website.
I have a tank for breviata, not sure how they're doing though since the tank is full of moss.
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