Shrimp id needed

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  1. clown

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    This is a local Glass type shrimp from Cape towns waters.
    Can any one ID IT?


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    Glass shrimp;)
     
  4. Slummies

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    spot on glass shrimp there..

    EDIT: they bloody good at scavenging!
     
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    From the "Two Oceans" Marine research book:
    Sand Shrimp (Scientific name: Palaemon Peringueyi)
     
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    Where did you catch them? Would like to try a few to clean up the mess from my broodstock.;)
     
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    I had two of them....
    Guess they went MIA because i havent seen them in a week.
     
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    he caught them in my tank.
    they sometimes show up on the west coast.
    Im going to try and get some more next weekend. Will catch a few extra for you if you like?
     
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    Yes We are going to catch some next week tuesday.
    As 459b said if you want we can get for you.

    They have a nice personality. At night ans some time when lights is on they sit on the zoas and the zoas has no proplem. They & the cleaner shrimps do not worry about each other.

    I now there is a shrimp that eat aptisia - any one now what it name is. I would like to get one. I want also to get 1 fire shrimp.

    Then I will have:
    2 x cleaner
    2 x glass shrimp
    1 x fire shrimp
    1x (EATS APTASIA)
     
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    peppermint shrimp
     
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    Clown - the scientific name of the "peppermint shrimp", is: Lysmata Wurdemanni

    And if I may be so bold as to ask for some too? I would LOVE to try them in my tank as well....
     
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    pressure!!!!
     
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    you may. I dont think i will be able to get on tuesday. More likely get next weekend when i head to the "warmer" coast.
     
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    No probs David. I am not in a hurry at all....
     
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    Yes it is when you have to go hunt for it in the pink dotted 2 pcs swim suit (LOL) :p


    We will get for you if we did catch some on tuesday. We will let now if we did or not.

    Thanx for the name. Is it realy reef safe? Some say it nip corals.
     
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    These are reef safe, Clown. They will only eat rotten meat of corals.... not corals that are alive and well.....
     
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    You get tham at Shark bay by the hundreds, you also get alot of Nature Conservation peoplethere as well.

    JUST REMEMBER YOU NEED A PERMIT TO COLLECT AND I'M NOT SURE IF THAT COVERS SHRIMP
     
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    Yes Zombie_CT. It does indeed cover shrimp (the permit).

    BTW: Where exactly is Shark Bay? I have not yet heard of this place around Cape Town coastline?
     
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    West Coast about 1.5 hours drive.
    It's locatednext to Landebaan, but you must drive through Langebaan to get there, its one of the place's I go kite boarding
     
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    Ah ok. Thanks man. Now I know EXACTLY where it is. And yes - there's a LOT of nice goodies in the Langebaan lagoon!
     
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    That there is, found some sole, baby sand sharks, red nennies, purple urchins and a few othr things already
     
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