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Local shrimps (Philippines, Cebu)

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by iam_koi, May 30, 2008.

  1. iam_koi

    iam_koi New Member

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    Could you help me identify these local shrimps that we have right here in the Philippines..please.

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  2. milalic

    milalic New Member

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    Looks like some kind of ghost shrimp.


    BTW, I have gone to Phillipines to Baguio and have seen the pictures of the beaches of Cebu...very nice.
     
  3. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    They kind of look like the Rednosed shrimp, but I don't think that's the exact ID.

    -John N.
     
  4. Roy Deki

    Roy Deki New Member

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    From what I have heard, There are many, many varieties of "Ghost" shrimp and it looks like you have one of them. Just a guess though.
     
  5. trenac

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    That's a very nice little shrimp you have there, no matter what it is. I like the red markings. Is it a good algae eater?
     
  6. iam_koi

    iam_koi New Member

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    Thanks Milac. You should visit Cebu. :) Bring Seachem Flourish...lol it's not available here or anywhere in the Philippines. Yes, i think these are variations of ghost shrimps.

    Sometimes there are some that looks like rhino shrimps John. But there color sometimes would be darker or intense depends on temperature and lighting.

    I think you are right Roy.

    Trenac, they are great algae eaters, within hours, no more hair algae and they eat leftover foods too.
     
  7. anarchaos

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    nice shrimps! where did you get them?
     
  8. iam_koi

    iam_koi New Member

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    anarchaos! you are here! got them from manalili/magallanes and from LFS, Edgar. ;)
     
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    sorry to go slightly off topic, but are ghost shrimp good algae eaters? My lfs sell amano shrimp rarely and they are quite pricey. On the other hand, ghost shrimp are sold as feeder food and quite cheap.
     
  10. Al G. Begone

    Al G. Begone New Member

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    Ghost shrimp do eat algae, but not enough to be useful for that purpose.
    Amano and Cherry are better choices.
     
  11. iam_koi

    iam_koi New Member

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    i haven't tried the real deal ghost shrimps, but these little creepers are excellent in eating algaes.

    i think in large numbers, they are..not sure though.
     
  12. mr. luke

    mr. luke New Member

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    Bieng slightly shrimpy i would definately say they are not rednose shrimp at all lol, wrong 'face' shape entirely.
    Also, ghost shrimp is genrally used to describe and unknown veriety shrimp that is clear in aperance, thatws when you buy the feeder ghosts you can never be sure of what you are getting, my last purchase of 'ghost shrimp' turned out to be brackish water macro shrimps :p
     
  13. Steven Chong

    Steven Chong Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'd say these are far off the mark from Ghost Shrimp (Palaeomonetes sp.), just based on general physical appearence in the photo.

    Not sure what at all, but it definitely looks to me like you've got something from the Caridina/Neocaridina genuses, or at least in the Atyidae family-- closer related to Amanos and Cherries than Ghost Shrimp. This would also make sense as Caridina species are found throughout eastern Asia (heck, we even have a Halocaridina species in Hawaii!).
     
  14. mr. luke

    mr. luke New Member

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    Caridina, deffininately not neocaridina due to the back curve which caridina of the longnosed type typically posses, ive never seen it in a neocaridina :)
    Also not atyidae, as these are allfilter feeders as far as im aware?
     
  15. Steven Chong

    Steven Chong Aspiring Aquascaper

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    According to Wikipedia Atyidae is a family that includes the genus(es) Caridina and Neocaridina. You are probably confused with the genus Atyposis, which are filter feeding shrimp.
     
  16. mr. luke

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    That will be it ;)
     

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