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Interesting little guy. What type of prawn is he and where did you get him? I have always been interested in prawns because they are so closely related to FW shrimp, but the fact that they eat your fish is a problem. I have seen pictures of brackish prawns that have thin claws 3 times the length of their bodies in Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine. The thing couldn't even hold it's claws up when it was out of water! It would be cool as heck to have a couple of those in a species tank, though. Your friends could all come check it out and talk about how they would like to fry it up and eat it.
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Interesting little guy. What type of prawn is he and where did you get him? I have always been interested in prawns because they are so closely related to FW shrimp, but the fact that they eat your fish is a problem.
According to the dealer (I ordered three specimens from www.franksaquarium.com), it's a so-called "yellow-clawed shrimp" ("Macrobrachium duarii").

A note - M. duarii is indeed a freshwater organism.
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Heh, that thing looks nothing like the 2 yellow claw shrimp that I used to have. They actually had thin yellow claws....
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Heh, that thing looks nothing like the 2 yellow claw shrimp that I used to have. They actually had thin yellow claws....
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Sorry - I meant to type the more apt (though the female and subordinate male exhibit ochre streaks on their chelae) heading of "yellow-banded shrimp".
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