River Shrimp???

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Hi Guys

Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this, so here it goes!

I'm trying to increase my fishies in take of live foods. I'm busy cultivating Brines at the moment but I'm looking for another live food source...

Anybody got any river shrimp? Where did you get them? How do you cultivate them?

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Drag a net across the edge of any semi submerged vegetation along the river banks. You should get plenty if teh river is relatively unpolluted.
 

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Stupid question but I haven't been able to find out whether river shrimp are fresh or salt water?
 
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as per the freshwater black list posted in another thread....


Other​
All spp. Of Freshwater Crustaceans
(Crabs, Prawns, Shrimps etc.)
All spp. Of Terrapins and Turtles
All spp. Of Amphibians, including Axolotls,
Newts, Salamanders and Frogs.​
 

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Ok just managed to find out - they are like salmon, except the other way around, they raise their babies in saltwater but live in semi fresh / brakish water...

Henk - don't panic I'm not going to go get some! I live in JHB in any case it would be rather difficult!
 
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Ok just managed to find out - they are like salmon, except the other way around, they raise their babies in saltwater but live in semi fresh / brakish water...
Kryo, you are talking about a different animal from what I was referring to. The prawns that you are referring to are the ones that you buy to eat. There are a number of species (about 6 or 7) that have a life cycle along the KZN coast as you describe. The ones that I was talking about are river shrimp. They are small (get up to about 10 or 15mm), live in fresh water and are vegetarians.
 

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