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Thread: Shrimp ID
08-29-2012, 10:14 AM #11
Alright, so I went back there he told me it was a blue and red shrimp. I Googled blue and red shrimp, nothing came up.. He also said "They get this big." While giving a size with his hands standing in the same direction as me, so to sum it all up, I'm still not completely sure what it is, or how big it gets. This is annoying.
08-30-2012, 10:44 AM #12
I would be weary of putting it in a community tank. The only fish that seem to get along with prawn are larger plecos and even they can take a beating as the prawn matures.
If you leave it in the 10 gallon, it will stay small due to living constraints. That's up to you.
Where are you from? Also curious what store you got the shrimp. The local PetCo does not have anything other than glass shrimp.Prawn enthusiast
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08-31-2012, 4:54 AM #13
I don't think we have PetCo here, I know there's a Petsmart, but I don't buy things from there.. I got it from Pisces Pet Emporium, which is a locally owned pet store in Calgary, Alberta.
I'm going to take it back, because it's a **** and has killed a bit under a quarter of my stock. As much as I'd like to have it, it is not compatible with my fish and I do not have the time to run another tank, considering the fact that it takes me a minimum of 4 hours to do weekly water changes on the ones I have. Also, it just sliced off most of one the pregnant feeder guppies tail. Actually I thought the prawn/shrimp was dead until just now, turns out he was hiding out in the anubias. I'm also pretty sure it killed the bee and flower shrimp I just bought since it's the only one left standing out of the group. I think I should get a refund for this, not including that shrimp/prawn that was $55 lost in shrimp which kind of pisses me off. Considering the fact I didn't even ask for the stupid thing.
"If you leave it in the 10 gallon, it will stay small due to living constraints."
Is it different for inverts? Because I know people say that a lot with fish, and I know, for a fact that it's incorrect. I always figured, that like fish providing, the diet and water quality requirements are met they will usually grow to their expected size. Kind of like the pleco I adopted, his tail is kind of zig-zaged and he's over all shaped funny (he was kept in a 5 gallon). The only thing I know that can stunt growth is very little feeding and long-term exposure to bad water quality. .
08-31-2012, 6:49 AM #14
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