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Old 02-28-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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Hawaii "feeder shrimp"


Does anyone know the species name for these? Just want to confirm to see if these are normal ghost shrimp or just juvies of the shrimp that get very large and predatory. I live in Honolulu and see them in most pet shops (Petland, Pets Plus, Aquascapes, etc) Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:04 AM   #2
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Feeder shrimp can be a number of species, without pictures and or a detailed description there is no way we can tell you what they are
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:22 AM   #3
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Hopefully they are not Opae ula (Halocaridina rubra). Little red shrimp about one half inch long. A wonderful Hawaiian brackish water shrimp while not considered endangered its habitat is 90% destroyed by development and is under pressure by alien shrimp and alien fish.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:21 AM   #4
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Feeder shrimp can be a number of species, without pictures and or a detailed description there is no way we can tell you what they are
Sorry, I don't have any pics although I can possibly get some in the next few days. The main reason I asked here is because I'm aware that there are active members on this forum who work at these stores (specifically Petland Kahala and Aquascapes) or have friends who work there. Regardless I will get some pics the next time I am there.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:11 AM   #5
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I'm curious about these as well. I've seen them at Petland (Kahala), Coral Fish Hawaii (Aiea), and Kalihi Pet Center (Kalihi). I see some shrimp at Aquascapes, but I didn't think they sold them, but they did have Opae Ula for sale.

The last time I've been to the stores they only had a few left, or none at all though.

Some have blue-ish colors, some red, some just plain gray-ish. Many in the tanks were dead though...
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:01 AM   #6
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There many species in Hawaii waters most of the shrimp u see are Atyoida bisulcata which is native to Hawaiian waters. What u see in stores Palaemonetes paludosus and Neocaridina heteropoda "wild" the neo's can morph to several different species " rilis, fire reds, Sakura reds, cherry reds, Sakura orange, yellow neos, snowball, and blue pearls. The stores import their feeders and get neos. Sometimes they get local opaes. All depends
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I always found this thread interesting.

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...e-kalaole.html
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There many species in Hawaii waters most of the shrimp u see are Atyoida bisulcata which is native to Hawaiian waters. What u see in stores Palaemonetes paludosus and Neocaridina heteropoda "wild" the neo's can morph to several different species " rilis, fire reds, Sakura reds, cherry reds, Sakura orange, yellow neos, snowball, and blue pearls. The stores import their feeders and get neos. Sometimes they get local opaes. All depends
That makes a lot of sense! Some of the feeder shrimp I purchased look very much like light cherry reds at this point.

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I always found this thread interesting.

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...e-kalaole.html
Thanks for the link, that was indeed a very interesting read!
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