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Has anyone got any info on the main differences between North Queensland Algae shrimp - Caridina longirostris NQ algae shrimp type 2 - Caridina spp Darwin algae shrimp - Caridina sp NTnilotica Is their many other variations in Australian natives available in the trade? The only other native species in the hobby I am aware of are: • Darwin Red Nose Shrimp - Caridina sp Gulf1 • North Australian Chameleon Shrimp - Caridina sp WA 4 • Blackmore River Caridina - Caridina sp. NT2 • Australian Amano Shrimp - Caridina Typus • Riffle shrimp - Australatya Striolata • CWC algae eaters - Caridinides wilkinsi • Queensland Zebra Shrimp - Caridina cf. Babaulti Hopefully I've correctly matched the scientific names. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I understand natives are still being discovered and re classified all the time but would love for someone more knowledgeable to discuss the ins and outs. TIA.
So as some of you know I have a thing for Chameleon Shrimp, so when I decided to re-do my tank and add only Chameleon Shrimp with no other Shrimp and some Threadfin Rainbows, I thought they would all be fine seeing the Threadfin Rainbows have such a small mouth and throat. So today I decided to have a little scope around the tank to see if I could find any Chameleon and have to say I'm pretty disappointed, so far have only found 3 adults, out of a possible 40+. I'm gathering the Threads have taken to the Chams, sadly. So what now? Do I just leave the tank with what Chams are left in there amongst the Threads? Or, should I look to do a small Cham only tank? Really not too sure, wanted to just focus on 1 tank, but now... not too sure, I do really like the idea of a Cham only tank. Could it be unheated? Seeing it's indoors? Does it need to be filtered? Seeing it's a Cham only tank? Should I go for a small planted Betta tank? Or a small planted Nano tank? Or, could I perhaps do a planted plastic/glass vase or bowl? Ideas are there, the Chams aren't though, a bit disappointing really.