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Shrimp experts?

Posted By: Sherry <sherry_bevan@hotmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 23 January 2001, at 1:09 p.m.

Any crustacea experts on this forum?

About 18 mths ago (when I first returned to fishkeeping), I purchased what was sold as "Armoured Shrimp", 4" in size. He/she was dark blue-grey and fed on particles in the water. He shed his skin after 4/5 months which I took as healthy sign ... however I did lose him after a year or so. Don't know why ... but suspect perhaps water quality as I did have a kribensis with popeye shortly before the shrimp got sick.

Anyway my delight this weekend when another LFS had the same creature altho' sold as "Filter Shrimp". Much smaller - maybe 2-3". This time LFS able to tell me they came in shipment from south-east Asia.

Anybody able to help me positively identify?