"Shrimp" ID needed

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  1. Uettnerw

    Uettnerw

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    Hi,

    Anyone know what type of "Shrimp" this is?

    Thanks

    W

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  3. Bubbles22

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    That is a nasty shrimp - the name eludes me but they are voracious predators and catch fish.
     
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    It looks evil
     
  5. Mantra Ray

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    Don't suppose we can get a clearer picture of it?

    Does it have a larger claw on one arm?
    Are the claws large in comparison to the shrimps size?

    Appears to have a lot of feelers and the like around it's head similar to the Camel shrimp family.
    But no "hump".

    And a robust build similar to fire shrimp.
    But not the same markings.

    Either way it's not a shrimp I've seen before.
    You may have something quite rare there:thumbup:
     
  6. Uettnerw

    Uettnerw Thread Starter

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    Another pic. No, no bigger claw like a pistol shrimp. Looks more like a normal shrimp. "Swims" at the speed of white light.

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  7. cknipe

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    If you don't want it I'll take it though :tt2:

    Really gorgeous, not to mention big!!
     
  8. Dylant

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    there are two of these at the most disgusting pet shop in fourways mall. he guy was 190 each
     
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    oh sorry 250 each the hermit crap was 190 :eek:
     
  10. Uettnerw

    Uettnerw Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but what is it? Safe?
     
  11. Mantra Ray

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    Oh that's much clearer.
    I don't know better but looks remarkably like a tiger shrimp.

    It's an invasive species near america somewhere.
    From what i remember on an article invasive species I think it can eat pretty much anything from other shrimp to crabs and even clams and muscles.

    The size is worrying it could eat anything its size or smaller.
     
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    that a big mudder
     
  13. cknipe

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    Ok, now I don't want one anymore... ;)

    Hungry anyone?
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    Sump it, feed it and then braai it
     
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