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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2007, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pregnant Shrimp 56K :(

I figured I would post pictures of my pregnant shrimps. All pictures are 1024x768 so feel free to use as wallpaper if you like.

Enjoy

Camera is Canon 10D with 100mm Canon Macro Lens.



Pregnant Tiger Shrimp



Pregnant Snowball Shrimp



Pregnant Green Shrimp



Pregnant Yellow Shrimp



Pregnant Red Cherry Shrimp



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I just ordered my canon EOS XTi digital and a 28-90mm macro lens so I can start getting some good close ups like you. My photography background is more large scale stuff so this will be a learning experience for me but you are a true inspiration. Awesome pics.


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Both your photography and shrimp are beautiful!
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Your photography skills are awesome. What's the scientific name of that green shrimp?
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Wow that is amazing!!! You can see their eyes and you can also count the eggs!!! They looks so gorgeous with bellies full of eggs.

*Red shrimp having green eggs*



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Your photography skills are awesome. What's the scientific name of that green shrimp?
That is actually a very good question. The Green Shrimp is a very confusing shrimp as there are many different varieties of green shrimp that are not the same. There is the Caridina sp. babaulti that can vary in color but is more of a pale lime green, then there are other shrimp that are labeled as green shrimp but are really not always green, then there is the Dark Green Shrimp which is the one I have and in the picture.

Unfortunately there is even more confusion as the actual scientific name for the Green Shrimp. Right now it is labeled as Caridina sp. green. However, several breeders believe, including myself, that the Dark Green shrimp is in fact a completely different genus and is not Caridina or Neocaridina. I agree with this because careful inspection of the green shrimp shows no similarities to either Cari or Neo. Unfortunately I am not a geneticist/scientist and cannot really get into detail. I may start learning how to do identify and label though.

So the short answer is... Caridina sp. green

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Thanks for clearing that up. I've seen it for sale a few times but was trying to figure out whether it was a caridinia or neocaridinia. I've got a tank full of cherries, and I didn't want anything to cross with them.
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Magnificent shots mate.

Your last 3 shots, the close up of the eggs, how far away were your from the tank ?

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Fantastic!,
thank you for sharing.
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Magnificent shots mate.

Your last 3 shots, the close up of the eggs, how far away were your from the tank ?

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I was very close. About a foot away. The shrimps are about 1" max in size. I don't even want to guess at how small the eggs are. You have to have very good nearsighted vision to even see the eyes on the eggs of the Snowball just to give a comparison.

Being ultra close is really hard. The slightest movement by either you or the shrimp will produce a crap shot. Out of 200+ shots you will manage to get one or two of these pics. Its a LOT of patience.

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Fantastic!,
thank you for sharing.
Your welcome Thanks for the compliments. Wonderful albino discus in your avatar. Is that yours, or a pic of the one from that contest?

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Thanks for clearing that up. I've seen it for sale a few times but was trying to figure out whether it was a caridinia or neocaridinia. I've got a tank full of cherries, and I didn't want anything to cross with them.
Knowing the scientific names of the shrimp you plan to purchase is the most important thing. If you have Red Cherry Shrimp then you know it is a Neocaridina. Any other Neocaridina cannot be put in the same tank. If you put another strain into the same tank then you will produce "muts", which look nothing like the parents and are very ugly.
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that blue pearl is beautiful...
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a pic of the one from that contest in Germany that took 3rd place
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a pic of the one from that contest in Germany that took 3rd place
It is a gorgeous discus. Majestic looking...

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Thanks for the reply. I too got Canon 100mm macro lens, but never been able to get a shot up close like that.

I guess patience is the key :P
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