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    I like to shre with you a picture of one of my first born baby Bee shrimp (C. cf. cantonensis).


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    wow, looks to be of a high grade... great pic, Xema. What kind of camera and lens did you use to shoot the pic?

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    Thanks for your comment.

    I use to use for underwater shoots my Nikon Coolpix 5400, a compact camera.

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    Hi Xema,
    you keep amazing me , i'm realy jelous

    greetz
    Suresh

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    Another one, that is about 1 cm long.

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    Wow!
    What a beauties!
    And the picture quality is amazing!
    Superb!

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    Thank you so much for your comment!

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    Hi
    I have a Question. I was is a petshop today and they were selling shrimps like this one ( not zo nice like yours) but they were selling them under the namen Crystal Black. Are Crystal Blacks and this Bee shrimp diffrent names for the same type of shrimp? or are they completely different?

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    Ummm this is a classical question...

    Bee shrimp is the 'wild' morph of Crystal Red. So Crystal Red is recesive mutation of Bee shrimp, Red ones are suffering a kind of albinism.

    In sumary, the colour of black ones is due to a black and red layer, in the case of Crystal, black layer is no shown, so only red layer is seen.
    Really is a bit more complex than I say you.

    Take a look into this thread

    http://www.shrimpnow.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230

    Bassicaly Tiger, Bee and Crystal (included all high grades) are colour morphs to the same specie, Caridina cantonensis (at the moment).

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    Hi,

    I think that was a misunderstanding.
    Amachine wrote "Crystal Black" and not "Crystal Red".
    And yes, Crystal Black is only a different name for the same species (bee shrimp) and the same colour. The pet shops and shrimp dealers are very imaginative with inventing new names for shrimps.

    Bye

    Peter

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