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A scientific paper came out in August that describes 8 species of Sulawesi shrimp. This is a bite of a tome but it has several aspects that would be useful for the hobbyist:

  • A "decision tree" that allows you to identify the shrimp species
  • Detailed information on type locality, ie which species are found in rocky locations, which hang out in sandy substrates, which stick by reeds and plants, etc.
  • Pictures of the shrimp
  • Maps showing distribution
The paper is 110 pages - so get comfortable before you read it!

http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/rbz/biblio/57/57rbz343-452.pdf




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Bill
 

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Thanks Bill,

This is gonna be a great read. So are you ready to graduate to Sulawesi?

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Hey Kevin,

Doing my home work. I would like to do a 75 gallon Sulawesi tank with several compatible species. Do you have some? The CRS you sold me are doing well.

Bill
 

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Well I scanned it quickly and was impressed by the readability amongst the depth of the study.

Thanks for the post,
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Glad it was useful!

I skimmed over 2/3 of it - not ever going to ID shrimp by the shape of appendages - but for a scientific paper it was pretty readable. I thnk it could help.

Another useful info source if you want to pursue it.

Do a google search on "The ecology of Sulawesi". You should see a listing for a review on google books. The preview section allows you to scan a chapter and there is a section on fresh water lakes. It contains tables with water parameters and tables showing native aquatic plants. Not 100% complete but usefull if you plan to get some colonies.

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Glad it was useful!

I skimmed over 2/3 of it - not ever going to ID shrimp by the shape of appendages - but for a scientific paper it was pretty readable. I thnk it could help.

Bill
I have to agree, I skimmed it really fast the first night (10 mins tops) and found there to be a good balance of scientific jargon with common language when it got to the ecology part for each shrimp and whatnot. Also since its the description of the shrimp lots of visuals make it interesting for pretty much anyone with any interest in shrimp. (Until they realize they're all basically the same :hihi:)

I'll have to keep the book in mind as well, I personally love Google for digitalizing all those books.

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Hey Kevin,

Doing my home work. I would like to do a 75 gallon Sulawesi tank with several compatible species. Do you have some? The CRS you sold me are doing well.

Bill
Bill,
No I don't have any Sulawesi...yet.
I'm glad your CRS are doing well. There's one SNS Sulawesi sale thread, great deal, but he doesn't ship. If you have a chance to stop by Sacramento you can pick them up. He has five varieties, captive bred, for $5.00 each!!!

Kevin
 
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