Jump to content
SudhirR

Shrimp id needed.

Recommended Posts

SudhirR

Was sourced as tiger shrimp - Caridina sp. I got a red variety and also slight brownish and greenish ones.

They appear nothing like the tiger shrimp from forum posts and hence wanted to get an ID of this shrimp.

 

They are in a soft water tank 1-2 dKH, 4-5 dH, 140 TDS and doing ok. Breeding as well

 

Can you help me determine what type of dwarf shrimp they are?

 

6cb38e5207eccb480f69e60a717a4a6c.jpg

 

40f6ac3df9cbfeda10aef042fd7a3eed.jpg

 

47a2f08adbb3c6057131d481571cf6b3.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sdlTBfanUK

They appear to be red cherry to me, the 2 clear ones being ones reverted back to wild, I have had lots like that over the years!

They look very healthy and I hope you aren't too disappointed?

Simon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ludwiggg17

Yep i second the notion that it is indeed red cherry shrimp.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bbacon1994

I agree

Sent from my SM-J337V using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Crabby

Yeah, those are absolutely cherries mate. How much did you pay for them? If they were sold at tiger prices, for that quality of cherry shrimp, that's an absolute ripoff!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SudhirR

I paid about the price of a high red cherry shrimp for them. So it’s more than what I would have paid for them if I had know they are just plain old cherry shrimps.

I bought them from a retailer, was ordered through a WhatsApp group and it was delivered home. The retailer had sent a video of the shrimps but it was a top view and it was hard to have made the difference. I went ahead with a trust in the retailer.

I do not believe it was a rip off, I think the retailer also just did not know they were cherry shrimps with a wild type coloration. The understanding of tiger shrimps and their types and colorations are not that available locally imo.

I am happy to keep them. I love keeping them. But assuming they were tigers I have added dream blue cherry shrimps into the same tank. So they will all interbreed and there would be no more dream blues!!!

This tank would not become an oddball/ cull tank. That’s fine.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Crabby

Ah, fair enough. As long as your happy with them that's great.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Join Our Community!

    Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

  • Posts

    • jayc
      How hot has it been the week before they were delivered?
    • Ludwiggg17
      I'll try quarantining them starting tomorrow morning and try to keep an eye out if there is any development on their condition.
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I wouldn't want to commit using those photos, and I don't know what a healthy shrimp of that type looks like to be honest. I would expect some discolouration from shipping etc, but that same thing could also have made them sick as you say. When I looked up pictures on google all the shrimps were a cloudy light brown so they are naturally cloudy and maybe just lost some colour in transit, see if anything changes in a day or two? Can you remove them and keep them separate for maybe a week, even in a bucket etc, using tank water as they have acclimated to that already! Of course catching and moving them again will stress them even more............ Simon
    • Ludwiggg17
      Hello everyone, i got 5 C. typus at 7:00 p.m. (UTC+8). They were stuck for a day or so from shipping before i received them and i got worried some of them would've died. In some kind of miracle 4 of them survived. When i got them acclimated to my tanks i took some time to observe them and i noticed some of them had this pale white look on their bodies and immediately got worried because i know i could endanger my other shrimp. Sorry for low res pics i'll try to get more shots tomorrow Here are two pictures of one of them:  
    • ShrimpLuke
      The yellow cherry aren't kept with reds, they just bred from that colony and now are by themselves but yeah ill probably seperate the shrimps in questions and find out thanks heaps!
×
×
  • Create New...