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Okay, every once in a while my wife stumps me with a shrimp question I can't answer.

She would like a shrimp that is 2 or 3 times as large as a cherry, freshwater, breeds, and does not need brackish water for breeding for fry survival.

Ideas? :icon_eek:
 

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Freshwater Ghost Shrimp? Is the only thing that pops up in my limited knowledge.
 

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Describes many of the more medium-sized Macrobrachium. Most commonly available one (captive-bred animals regularly on Aquabid) with this kind of larval development is the redclaw shrimp (M. dayanum complex), but others of this sort get imported now and then from India, SE Asia, and S. America. They're nippier than atyid shrimp (actual claws) but it's not really an issue to keep them in groups.

Even nicer-patterned ones available, but rare in the U.S. hobby:


Common name in the German trade is "Blue Mexico shrimp", but it's actually from India and quite close to regular redclaws.
 
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