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    Cherry Shrimp, C. Babaulti, Tangerine Tigers, Some crayfish

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  1. pucksr

    C. Diminitus versus c. Texanus var. blue?

    I am somewhat interested as well in the C. Texanus. However, knowing how frequently they breed domestic crayfish together, I am not sure about the "C. Texanus". As I have discovered with the genetics on shrimp, things get tricky. The C. Texanus has a relative(C. Ninae, also about the same size) that is found very close to the home range of C. Texanus, but has generally lighter coloration. I have also seen several people refer to them as "Mexican" still, which may imply that they crossed them with CPOs. I am curious if anyone knows anything about the blue variety of C. Texanus. I have generally heard good things.
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    Greetings from Mexico

    How do you catch? Trap or net?
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    Greetings from Mexico

    @Psyklon Good luck. I used to live near where Cambarellus ninae lived(Rockport, TX). Cambarellus texanus was endemic too. I had a really difficult time finding any specimens. They typically live in areas with other crayfish and dwarf species are very good at hiding and are very shy. However, mollies and other live-bearers are RIDICULOUSLY easy to find. I was surprised how many different neat fish I could keep in my tank that I could catch locally.
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    Greetings from Mexico

    Crayfish? As North Americans we live in the crayfish capital of the world. Do you plan to capture wild or purchase from the store?
  5. Alright, throwing this one out to the wisdom of the crowd. Someone sent me down a rabbit hole recently when they pointed out that some research indicated that the Tangerine Tiger was actually not a C. serrata but rather a C. cantonensis. Despite the "red Tupfel" shrimp being a C. serrata, the Tangerine Tigers from the store all appear to be C. cantonensis http://easyshrimp.blogspot.com/p/caridina-cantonensis.html First, in 2005, there was a lot of destruction of Caridina serrata(I do have access to this paper). C. cantonensis was emphasized. Then in 2014, there was a new proposed revision of Caridina cantonensis(sorry, I don't have access to that paper)Serious Fish Article Here is what I have been able to figure out. There seems to be a few species of freshwater shrimp in the Hong Kong to Vietnam area. This is where most of our domestic strains emerge. Tiger Shrimp = Caridina mariae "Bee Shrimp"= Caridina logemanni Common domestic shrimp = Caridina cantonensis (which honestly looks more like a tangerine tiger shrimp without color than anything else) It seems, from what I can read, that these were all hybridized to produce our pet shrimp. The striping of C. mariae(tiger stripes) was bred into C. cantonensis to produce our tiger shrimp. The large spots of C. logemanni was bred into C. cantonensis to produce our bee shrimp. This is common in breeding programs. Good article from fish breeder on cross-breeding to introduce dominant genes-Goliad Fish Farm Do I basically understand the current state of affairs? So, our Bee Shrimp, Tiger Shrimp, and Tangerine Tigers are all just "C. Cantonensis". However, they had been hybridized. Is there any further research I am missing? Did I misunderstand something
  6. Seeing if anyone is selling these crayfish. They seemed quite popular for awhile, then disappeared. From everything I heard, they were prolific breeders and survived quite well in shrimp tanks.
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    WTB: Green babaultis

    I bought some off of ebay. Only about 3 survived a year. They do not reproduce. I never say one berry. Also, the ones off ebay didn't resemble normal pictures of babaulti. Thinner tail sections, while the ones I have kept are typically thicker than cherry shrimp. I don't know if I received all mails, but it looks like there was sexual dimorphism. Not sure what I am saying. Maybe the females died and I only have males remaining and I have only seen pictures of females.
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    Wait, rabbit snails have gender? I always just assumed they were hermaphrodites like all of the other snails.
  9. You are really dashing my dreams. I was hoping to buy some wild-type bee shrimp at Petco.
  10. So, I went back. It looks like they merged two things. A picture of a bee shrimp and the label for a Amano(latin name matched) shrimp. I have no idea if they actually got in a different species of shrimp
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    Shrimp Pod Cast

    Honestly, we need a shrimp keepers podcast Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  12. I was at my local Petco yesterday and they had a shrimp tank. In the tank they had RCS, Amano, Ghost, and Assassin snails. I was honestly surprised. However, I know their "fish person" and she is pretty good and has worked at several LFS in the area. However, they also had a "Japanese Algae Eater Shrimp" listed. It may not have been Japanese. I may be thinking Japanese because of the Amano. At first I thought it was just a mislabel for the Amano. However, they had a separate sign for the Amano shrimp. The picture next to the label looked like a Bee Shrimp or some other stripped Caridina.(or paracaridina) I asked someone and they said that while they were out at the time, they did get in a 4th species of shrimp and it did look like the picture. Anyone have any idea what shrimp this might be? Is this like the "blueberry" shrimp? A myth without a clearly defined Genus?
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    Seed shrimp

    No. Seed shrimp are just a small crustacean. Like daphnia or scuds. They are common in regular ecosystems. I am sure they would scavenge a dead animal or an injured one, but they aren't aggressive. They aren't a plague.
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    Seed shrimp

    I have quite a few too. I haven't found a good solution. My pygmy cories are fat and happy though Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Cray ID/Care

    Crayfish, in my experience, are much more variable in their color than some of the shrimp we keep. What is the pH of your water?