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redeye

Just thought I'd share some pics of one of my tanks that has a variety of shrimps. Cherries dominate the tank mainly. My friend Baccus has millions of cherries and you should see some of her pics of how many she has in her tank:congratulatory: jaw dropping. I only have a few compared to her.;)

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ineke

You have some nice shrimp there, I'm only new but I haven't seen any with the stripe down the back. What are they called?

Cheers

Ineke

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redeye

The one with the stripe is a native species and Baccus says its a Chameleon. I only have the one and have no idea how or where I got it. I wish I had some more because they are really beautiful.

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ineke

yes very nice.So I take it they can live in the same conditions as cherries then?

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northboy

It is the one you got in the Drain isn't it, that is why they are Chameleon or C. serratirostris that is what it is a colour changer, I got some that were red and have now gone black and white stripped and green one to.

Bob

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redeye

The shrimps I have seem to like the same water conditions and higher temperatures don't effect them. The exotic crs and the native zebra shrimps seem to prefer cooler water conditions and they're the ones I haven't had the pleasure of owning as yet.

I would prefer to have a zebra because I think they can tolerate our water but no so much the heat. You would have to house them inside I think and maybe run the air con on really hot days......and its been pretty dam hot these last couple of weeks.

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redeye

Hi Bob... I have had this shrimp in my tank for many many months. It isn't the one I found down the smelly drain but geez I hope that one is another chameleon.

I really don't know how I came to get this odd shrimp. I may have been lucky and fished him out of the local creeks like the other natives or Baccus may have sent it to me by mistake thinking she had sent me cherries.

I would love to get another chameleon so I can breed some more.....they are truly beautiful:) I love their body shape.

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Baccus

Those are some great pics of your chameleon shrimp, I am betting its a female and the small one I have in my 4ft tank all on its own is a male. Just my luck.

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redeye

Oh wow a male.......wanna become inlaws. I can see a match made in heaven. :congratulatory:

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Baccus

Not only gonna marry off your sons but also your shrimp LOL :congratulatory:. I wish I was closer to Cairns or Aust post was more reliable then the shrimp could have a play date. I feel sorry for my little guy in with the cherrys and other bigger natives, even if I do rarely find him.

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redeye

I'm of the same mind. I'm going to check the creek near the golf course and see if there are any there.

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northboy

They are out there in a number of places, if you want some spots to try send me a PM and I will get back to you.

Around Cairns they are a bit hard to find, on the Mulgrave and Johnston they are in good numbers. But not a good place to go to many snappers.

Bob

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