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skunkfluff

I find these shrimp in my paddock ponds.  They do well with my betta.  Do they have a name or are they just a common pond shrimp?

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jayc

Wow nice.

Looks like our local Paratraya Australensis but very nicely coloured up.

 

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skunkfluff

Thanks Jayc,  I love them in my tank and watching their little antics!

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Crabby

Extremely coloured up! Wow! The ones I see in my local river are practically invisible - you can only tell they're there because of the slight shadow.

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sdlTBfanUK

Very nice and a great photo!

Simon

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