ID Please, unknown shrimp

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by JackSplat, 13 Aug 2013.

  1. JackSplat

    JackSplat

    Joined:
    3 May 2013
    Posts:
    558
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Apologies for the bad photo but its the best I could get. I saw this little bugger for the first time this morning. It must have been in the tank for weeks though. Cannot believe that I have not seen it before.

    [​IMG]

    I would say its about 50-60mm long.
     
    Last edited: 13 Aug 2013
  2. Guest




  3. pixel

    pixel

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2012
    Posts:
    147
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Possibly a camel back shrimp?
     
  4. Lord_Blackadder

    Lord_Blackadder

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2012
    Posts:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Durban
    Sorry dude, just can't tell with that photo.
     
  5. Bubbles22

    Bubbles22

    Joined:
    15 Jul 2013
    Posts:
    115
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Knysna
    Scarlet cleaner juvenile.
     
    JackSplat likes this.
  6. erratiC

    erratiC

    Joined:
    8 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    Durban
    Hey?! Are you saying you didn't buy it and it came with the LR/tank?

    Jeez, why can't that happen more often!
     
  7. OP
    JackSplat

    JackSplat

    Joined:
    3 May 2013
    Posts:
    558
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Thank you for the feedback guys, will try to get a better photo. I think you got it @Bubbles22 .
    @erratiC , jip, must have gotten it with the LR, but it boggles the mind on how I could have missed it for so long. I am not sure how fast these guys grow, i.e. it might have been very small and hiding in the rocks when I got them...
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  8. Braco

    Braco

    Joined:
    29 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    606
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    cape town
    Looks like a baby cleaner shrimp
     
    Ashh likes this.
  9. mornewil

    mornewil Morne

    Joined:
    23 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Retreat, Cape Town
    Looks more like the shed of a cleaner shrimp
     
    Ashh likes this.
  10. OP
    JackSplat

    JackSplat

    Joined:
    3 May 2013
    Posts:
    558
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Pretoria
    @mornewil , i think you just hit the nail on the head! That would explain everything. Will check this evening
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  11. OP
    JackSplat

    JackSplat

    Joined:
    3 May 2013
    Posts:
    558
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Hahaha, was the shed of a shrimp :thumbup: , seems I had a bit if a senior moment this morning :p
     
  12. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy

    Joined:
    19 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    1,397
    Likes Received:
    72
    Location:
    Jhb
    hehehe , now get it out the tank and take a better pic! :tt2: :biggrin:
     
  13. mornewil

    mornewil Morne

    Joined:
    23 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Retreat, Cape Town
    :lol::thumbup:
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Please unknown shrimp Forum Date
Unknown inhabitant... Info please New Members 3 Jun 2013
Id on this please ID Needed Friday at 18:19
[wtd] Blue velvet nudibronch please Wanted Tuesday at 16:12
Auto dosing advice needed please. General Discussions and Advice 11 Jul 2017
Please assist with ID ID Needed 8 Jul 2017
Can anyone ID this for me please? (Solved: Green LPS doughnut coral) ID Needed 8 Jul 2017
Can i get id on this please ID Needed 27 May 2017