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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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Shrimp ID pls

Looking for an ID on these guys. I'm in Vietnam and the people at the shop were unable to tell me the species names due to the language barrier.

First I don't know but they had loads at super a super cheap price.

Second I think may be 'short-nose shrimp' (Caridina longirostris?) or 'long-nose shrimp' (Caridina gracilirostris).

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 05:02 AM
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The first ones could be wild bee shrimp.

The last one... I'm going with Darwin Algae Shrimp Caridina NTnilotica... I think
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Thanks, yes I think you are right with Darwin shrimp. For the fist I’ll try and get the species name from Vietnamese planted tank FB groups. For the Darwin shrimp, what are the chances of reproduction in fresh? I could possibly setup a small brackish tank.
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I imagine the same as amanos if the DAS require brackish or saltwater for the offspring. Haven't bred them.
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Can't help just wanted to say those are cool looking shrimp.


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These are both wild shrimp?
Ive never seen them offered anywhere- they are very nice.


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First one looks like Racoon Tiger. Not familiar with second one.
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Is the aquarium hobby big in Scotland? You almost never see wild type Caridina in the US (where the hobby isn't that big, sadly).
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Is the aquarium hobby big in Scotland? You almost never see wild type Caridina in the US (where the hobby isn't that big, sadly).
I would buy both of these shrimp in a minute.
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@madcrafted Thank you for the ID! I forgot about the raccoon tigers! I've seen some that looked similar, but if I recall right, they also had some red on them? They were in a shop in California. (think it has since closed down - not sure I could find the pictures I took of them, either)



I've picked up DAS and Short Nosed Shrimp at Petco in Nevada. That is, if I have both ID's correct. They were being sold with the false amanos as amanos.
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I would buy both of these shrimp in a minute.
The raccoon tigers can be purchased from breeders here in US.

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@madcrafted Thank you for the ID! I forgot about the raccoon tigers! I've seen some that looked similar, but if I recall right, they also had some red on them?
They have that reddish brown speckling going on that can give appearance of red with some phenotypes, yes.
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The raccoon tigers can be purchased from breeders here in US.

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They have that reddish brown speckling going on that can give appearance of red with some phenotypes, yes.

Could you message me where I might find them?
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Thanks guys. My striped ones do like the raccoon tigers as you say. I have a few that are spotted instead of striped. I'll try and get a pic.

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Is the aquarium hobby big in Scotland? You almost never see wild type Caridina in the US (where the hobby isn't that big, sadly).

Yeah it's pretty big but I now live in Vietnam where it's kind of strange. They seem to only like 'beautiful' fish like angels, discus, rams etc. I get local loaches and gobies pretty much free as they don't seem to care. However there is a huge interest in planted tanks and nano fish. In fact close to me there are easily a dozen shops that specialise in this this area. One only sells various strains of endlers The best thing is, for the most part, they are dirt cheap. The Darwin shrimp cost me 30p for 10 and the tigers were about 2.50 for 50.

Have a look see.

https://www.facebook.com/thuysinh.aquamen/
https://www.facebook.com/BinAquarium/
https://www.facebook.com/NamAquarium/
https://www.facebook.com/aquasau/
https://www.facebook.com/kinaqua.net/
https://www.facebook.com/kingaqua.vn/
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Hun guys. I got some more shrimp that I thought were Darwins in the shop but I’m not so sure now. They almost look like ghost shrimp. I’m thinking maybe I got some baby market type shrimp (Macrobrachium sp) which are very common as food here. What do you think?
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They do not appear to be a Macro species.... and am iffy on them being a Palaemonetes (ghost) species.


They appear to be Short Nosed Algae Shrimp (Caridina longirostris) to me.
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