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Gbang

omg amazing! thanks for sharing imke!

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Sprae

Beautiful shrimps! Thanks Imke!

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Forevermango

Wow those are hectic! Wouldn't mind seeing one of those in person :)

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shrimpsider

Any Sulawesi keepers in SKF?

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BlueBolts

Absolutely gorgeous ! Perhaps after Pinto's Sulawesi would be great ! Haven't heard of anyone keeping Sulawesi.....anyone ?

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shrimpsider

Oh, I have forgotten the White-Legged Cardinal shrimp strain from a guy in Germany.

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Kimbo

Awesome shrimp! I am helping work on application to get these guys allowed into Aus, hopefully eventually we will get them and can start breeding guys like these!

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shrimpsider

Only today Mr. Uwe Neumann, are very 'shy' shrimp breeder from Germany has shown some of his new creations:

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Also, for those liking shrimp pictures, you should give Pinterest a try (pinterest.com).

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fishmosy
Oh' date=' I have forgotten the White-Legged Cardinal shrimp strain from a guy in Germany.

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There is a article on this in Amazonas magazine that is worth checking out.

How awesome are Sulawesi shrimp? they are at the top of my most wanted list.

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Gbang

again, excellent pictures!!! i love that super red one

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Baccus

Absolutely stunning, if any or all of them where available in Australia then I reckon people would almost forget all about keeping fish and just keep shrimp.

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sajica

I just came across these guys from a youtube video

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Indian Zebra Shrimp

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shrimpsider

A Red Pinto Shrimp (type Zebra) from Michael Nadal (Germany) - grand champion of the Hanover shrimp contest 2013:

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BlueBolts

They look awesome, aggressive, and ready to rumble....me want !

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Robert

why else would i want a ruby red to cross with my c grades.

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sajica

We're on the same page there robert :)

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shrimpsider

Have another one, this is from Deep Blue Sea Shop, Taiwan

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shrimpsider
I just came across these guys from a youtube video

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Indian Zebra Shrimp

This is a common Tiger shrimp :)

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Gbang

Oh my gosh these photos and shrimp keep getting better and better!

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Squiggle

Wow, these shrimp patterns are absolutely amazing, I can't stop drooling over them, I want them aaaaaallllllllgggghhhh :)

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BlueBolts
why else would i want a ruby red to cross with my c grades.

Pretty sure there's more to the x to produce these....tiger and PRL added to the mix ?

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Gbang

wow that is amazing!!!!!

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2OFUS

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found this guy in our tank

not quite as extreme lol but he's unusual so I'm happy :)

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