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Ludwiggg17

So I have a bunch of these wild/native shrimp i caught a few months back and i have been dying to know if these were neos or caridina.

Shrimp characteristics:

They don't have a lot of defining characteristics but some do have white spots on their tails and red-colored antennae and some have small spots.  (will be posting pics later cause its night right now)

Habitat characteristics:

So these shrimp were found in an area which  was packed with java moss, riccardia chamedryfolia, wild swordtails, many big MTS-like snails,  and freshwater crabs. This area is also connected to another site where there were wild swordtails and crabs too, and a species of halfbeak, and freshwater clams. I also live in the philippines if that would help.

Thanks, Ludwiggg17

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sdlTBfanUK

I look forward to seeing a picture soon and I can check if they are mentioned in the book I have recently been reading! Some details of the setup would be great to hear as well, if you have enough time?

You are lucky to have that habitat where you are!

Simon

edit - sorry just realised you already posted about the tank last month which I shall  re-read that?

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Ludwiggg17

Hey so these were the pictures of the shrimp i was talking about i initially thought of them being wild c. serrata but it didnt seem right so here they are (p.s. sorry for the bad camera quality)

bunch, underside.jpg

underside.jpg

female.jpg

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sdlTBfanUK

The nearest match I came up with was a Tupfel of the type you state, though they generally have more spots, similar to the amano and I didn't see any pictures with the white tips on the tail? The ones you have though may not be adults in which case they may get more markings as they grow? The last picture has a few dots.

Simon

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2 hours ago, sdlTBfanUK said:

The nearest match I came up with was a Tupfel of the type you state, though they generally have more spots, similar to the amano and I didn't see any pictures with the white tips on the tail? The ones you have though may not be adults in which case they may get more markings as they grow? The last picture has a few dots.

Simon

Thanks for sharing your opinion on what these shrimp would be. I actually was describing the white spots on the tail and i just happened to use tip so sorry for the misunderstanding.

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sdlTBfanUK

There was no misunderstanding so no worries, I understood the description but as there are so many variants the pictures were more helpful! They could be just a native river shrimp variety which no-one has shown much interest in before as they lack any colour, be interesting to see how they get on long term- I assume they are in the cull tank with molly?

Are the molly and red cherries still doing well?

Simon

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22 hours ago, sdlTBfanUK said:

There was no misunderstanding so no worries, I understood the description but as there are so many variants the pictures were more helpful! They could be just a native river shrimp variety which no-one has shown much interest in before as they lack any colour, be interesting to see how they get on long term- I assume they are in the cull tank with molly?

Are the molly and red cherries still doing well?

Simon

Yeah they all still look really well though i kinda worry the molly could feel lonely. Im planning on selling some of the cherries and the brighter-colored culls to eventually get more tanks. Im also planning this april that i start a native tank to house the wild shrimp and who knows maybe i could actually make a new breed from them haha. Well for now i can say that i am very satisified with this forum

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sdlTBfanUK

This aquarium lark gets very addictive!

I would probably be tempted to get the molly a friend of the same sex (unless you want the babies), unless you don't expect it to live very much longer anyway!

I hope you continue enjoying this forum, that is what it is all about!

Simon 

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