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Lemon shrimp ..?

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by Ohly, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Ohly

    Ohly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi all,

    The questioning is obviously about a shrimp that people at my lfs calls Lemon shrimp.

    The LFS don't know the scientific name of this lemon shrimp...

    The only thing I know, lemon shrimp is not another name for the yellow shrimp. They keep them in different tanks.

    I bet my lemon shrimp is something like a color variant of the (neo)caridina heteropoda, (like the red cherry.)

    Thanks
    Ohly
     
  2. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Ohly, Have you got a pic of Shrimp ;)
     
  3. Ohly

    Ohly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Freshly shot with my cellphone's crappy camera :p..

    I'd describe the color much more gold (ish) yellow than what we can see .
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  4. keithgh

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    That is the most extensive list of shrimp and photos I have come across on a single web page.
     
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  6. ShadowMac

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    There is an orange variant of the neocaridina heterapoda. It looks like that to me. Could also be a colored Caridina species. If they are sure to keep them away from other neos you can bet it is a neo color group to avoid hybridizing or muddying the line.

    The picture doesn't have enough detail to get a good ID.
     
  7. Ohly

    Ohly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    SO in fact it look a lot more to the Orange/ yellow variant of neocaridina heteropoda,

    doing my own research with the help you all provide, guided me to : Neocaridina Heteropoda var. Sakura orange

    the yellow variant show a yellow color that you can compare with a yellow highlighter.. wich is too bright

    so maybe the orange fellow living in my tank will have baby with weird colored baby !
    :p
    or not, time will tell us !

    Thanks for the help you provide !

    Ohly
     
  8. keithgh

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    Ohly

    To throw a curve ball at you depending on their breeding and living/foods conditions they will often vary a lot as well.

    Good breeders "Cull" the non perfects out of their breeding stock so they can change big $$$ some into the hundreds per shrimp.

    Keith:):)
     
  9. Ohly

    Ohly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    as for begining aquascape i cant be the best at my fisrt try, no one can,

    now for breeding shrimps, i dont want the perfect pure race, what i want for my first plante tank, is what the nature is best at, giving life !

    if i get luck and see tiny perfect red cherry then nice job i would be able to share some with other aquascapers i know , i dont want to make money out of my tank :p
     
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  10. keithgh

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    Ohly

    I have Red Cherries and a few other species that do not cross breed.

    When I see a few good Reds I will buy them.

    I am not interested in many of the exotic varieties as they can be harder to keep and breed

    Keith:):)
     
  11. ShadowMac

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    I was leaning towards that line, Ohly. Check to see if it has a saddle on the back, shrimp are generally easily sexed. The females will have a saddle of eggs on their back.

    I have moved away from trying to keep the many more difficult lines of shrimp out there. I haven't been too successful and it can get spendy. I try to keep a color variant of the neo shrimp along with some amanos. I love fire reds, but am not sure the price difference can justify the one up to a good stock of regular cherries.

    Speaking of the culling, Keith...I've had breeders sell me their culls as the high grade versions. Since the shrimp were young I couldn't tell and they muddied my own populations with sub par stock. Another reason I've given up on trying to keep anything too fancy. I can get 40 good cherries for $80 and 20 fire reds (of good stock) for $120. I don't see the need to spend the extra on the higher grade. Plus then I don't get too upset when one of my Apistos has a $5-$10 snack! :eek::mad:
     
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    There is a lot of that going on I had a full shipment of Chameleon Shrimp all DOA and no replacement he just vanished.

    Apparently I was not the only one caught out.

    Keith:):)
     

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