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Who else here keeps Blackmore River Shrimp, North Australian Chameleon Shrimp, Darwin Algae Shrimp, and or Darwin Red-nose Shrimp? I have quite a pack of them and some are really showing their true beauty.

I just wish the chameleons and Darwin Red-nose shrimp where as obliging when it came to photo opportunities.




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A chameleon came out to play, sadly not the most interesting marked one since the real stunners never like to leave the safety of the big hollow log chocked by java moss.



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    • Zoidburg
      They are both, without a doubt, Caridina species.  The last one is a sort of "pinocchio" shrimp. The most common are generally the red nose followed by the yellow nosed(?). The short nosed, which I'm sure this one is, is far less common. I've been given 3-4 different species of what they might be, but have ruled out one due to it's life cycle being like an amanos. The others, I have yet to see a positive ID that matches... so still trying to figure it out...
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    • Wolf92s
      I'm still new to the hobby but they kinda look like other post (could be wrong, but he called them glass shrimp)

      For the last pic it looks like a pinocchio shrimp (Caridina gracilirostris).

      Maybe someone will correct me. Sorry couldn't help anymore.

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    • jayc
      Newer A/C units now have auto on/off features. Maybe it's time for an upgrade @Zoidburg 😁 The things we do for our shrimp!
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      @Zoidburg, happy to do that for you. Moved.