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    Hi guys! Would anyone please help me ID this shrimp we got from the wild? Would this kind only breed in their habitat or also in the tank? Thanks!


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    Caridina gracilirostris? (Red nose shrimp/pinochio shrimp). Not sure, but I have seen those here in a LFS

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    Looks like a native shrimp we have here in Australia, we call them darwin red nose shrimp Caridina sp Gulf1

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    Red face

    I can assure you its not a Darwin as I have them they have one dark line down their back.

    I cannot post any photos yet sorry.

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    Red face

    Here are a few photos of my Darwins




    Darwins eating banana and loving it.



    Fully berried up and very close to dropping an egg.

    As you can see they have a different marking to the one you have

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    This could be a (juvenile) form of a macrobrachium.
    Gracilirostris has no black stripes on the body.

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    I would also think it's a macrobrachium: the claws seem quite big. I have Caridina gracilirostris, they don't have these lines on the body.

    Caridina gracilirostris





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    Hi!
    As already clarified on facebook the shrimp on first pic is Macrobrachium spinipes (former known as M. rosenbergii rosenbergii and M. wallacei). Nice species but will grow up to about 20 cm body lengt.

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    20cm is quite big! and there's a shrimp fanpage on fb? maybe i should search it out!

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    Im very sorry guys. I already made a reply to your posts before but I just foundout now that it was not successfully posted. Anyway, yes, Chris Lukhaup confirmed to me in facebook that this shrimp is a juvinile Macrobrachium spinipes. This does grow big. But I stil like having them for as long as I could keep them in my tank. I saw one eating a live pondsnail and I like that. :-)

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