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I put a new LED Plant Glo light on my native tank and decided to take some pictures of the native shrimp under it. The result I think is quite impressive and really seems to show up their colouration and delicate patterning. The spotted blue eyes also look AMAZING and are showing more yellow on their bodies. Sadly for now I don't have any decent pictures of them since as soon as they see movement or the camera trying to zoom in on them they hightail it back into the depths of the weed jungle.

So for now heres some of the shrimp

Not sure if this girl is a Blackmore river


Pretty sure this is a Blackmore River Shrimp



Could be a young DAS or another Blackmore


Sorry for the blurr but it really was the golden colour and wouldn't sit still very long



No idea


Possibly Blackmore



This I know is Chameleon with two DAS



The other solid back striped chameleons wouldn't play ball and stayed in the dark recesses of the log




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The colours are certainly noticeable.

A lot less blue and more red.




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Some of the Darwin Rednoses decided to come out and join a bit of a food scrum. Very subtle but beautiful shrimp, I love their upward facing buggy eyes too.



I also love their iridescent spots that they have on their tails



I was in Bunnings today and happened to find that they had large black UV light bulbs, I am now trying to work out what portable light I can put one of these bulbs into and then see what glowing effects the native shrimp give off. I suspect they would have to have some sort of amazing colour under UV, after all scorpians literally glow and many birds even the humble budgie look stunning when seen under black light.

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Just had to add some more pictures of these beauties under the new LED light

A lovely DAS



Solid coloured single back stripe chameleon



Black broken striped Chameleon


And could be a chameleon or a Blackmore River shrimp


I'm leaning towards a blackmore for that last picture


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On 08/10/2016 at 7:19 PM, Baccus said:

black UV light bulbs, I am now trying to work out what portable light I can put one of these bulbs into and then see what glowing effects the native shrimp give off.

Do it !

That would be interesting.

This reminds me that I have a UV torch that I can use to try on my fish and shrimps too.

I'm off to find it.

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