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Anybody know of any large shrimp species?

Hi everybody, this is my first post on this forum and i was wondering if anybody knows of any big shrimp species (2-4 inches). I already have the bamboo shrimp and the vampire shrimp. I was going to have a electric blue crayfish but it would destroy the plants, anyone know of any big freshwater shrimp? Thanks. 👍
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Macrobrachium shrimp are large, and red claws are sold in the aquarium trade: Petshrimp.com -- All about shrimp
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I have some amanos that are 1 1/2" and this guy also sold as an Amano at Petco is nearly 2" but is a different species which no one seems to be able to positively identify.



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Macrobrachium shrimp are large, and red claws are sold in the aquarium trade: Petshrimp.com -- All about shrimp
Thanks, i have heard of those before but cant seem to find them in the uk 👍

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I have some amanos that are 1 1/2" and this guy also sold as an Amano at Petco is nearly 2" but is a different species which no one seems to be able to positively identify.

Thanks, i am sure that your shrimp is a bamboo shrimp

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Thanks, i am sure that your shrimp is a bamboo shrimp
These shrimp do not have fans and are not filter feeders. For all intents and purposes, they look like a bulky amano! However, markings are completely different!
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Thanks, i am sure that your shrimp is a bamboo shrimp
These shrimp do not have fans and are not filter feeders. For all intents and purposes, they look like a bulky amano! However, markings are completely different!
Thats strange, i wonder what it is? 👍
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