River Shrimp???

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Kryofrozen, 28 Jan 2008.

  1. Kryofrozen

    Kryofrozen My fish have names!

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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?

    Cher
     
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  3. KevinW

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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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    Kryofrozen Thread Starter My fish have names!

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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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    illegal to collect without the correct permits from Dep of Agri.
     
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    I would assume if they livin in the rivers inland then they would be freshwater?

    Unless they are a little lost...
     
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    as per the freshwater black list posted in another thread....

     
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    Kryofrozen Thread Starter My fish have names!

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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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    i'm not panicing at all.... just warning :D
     
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    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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