mystery shrimp

What is that and where did it come from.

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mystery shrimp

Post by mykpoz » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:46 am

hey all,

any ideas on the species of shrimp here? I have been fighting him for months... he hasn't wanted to get his picture taken, as he is usually back up in some LR. But in this picture he decided to grab some mysid out in the open during feeding time.

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Post by Amphiprion » Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:36 pm

Cant narrow it down to a genus or species, but I can tell you that it is the family Palaemonidae--which includes Periclemenes sp as well as ghost shrimp and other cheliped-bearing prawns. Do a search to see if you can narrow it down some more.
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Post by Beaver » Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:53 pm

cheliped now theres a word I thought I was the only one that knew what that meant. The Cheliped color is sweet would look cool in a nano... Had any trouble out of him??? Carapace length is close to the common grass or ghost shrimp like Amphrion said...

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Post by mykpoz » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:56 pm

zero problems out of him from what I can tell.

he's a neat guy, much bigger then the peppermints, doesnt look that way in the picture though...

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