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    Monster Wood Shrimps

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    Hi,

    Just saw new batch wood shrimps at Gen X. They are about 10 to 15 cm long each. Really huge and fat. Biggest I've ever seen in LFS so far. Still unstable and should be ready for sale in 3 days says the shop owner.

    They are in the last middle row tank on the left side of the shop. The one with the nice christmas moss. Check it out!

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Yeah... that's where I saw the biggest wood shrimp about 1/2 year ago. Some even have algae clinging to the shells.

    BC[:0]

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    sure or not? so big? like lobster liao....

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    101% sure... oso saw at H2O and Seletar farmway... those shrimps grow real big... just by filtering & feeding on bits in the water... amazing huh?

    BC

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    I know what you mean... it is pretty big and fat... was just there 2 days back and was eyeing the guy... his front legs super thick. look more like mini lobster than wood shrimp...
    Allen

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    i saw the big wood shrimp in the planted tank of the taiwanese lady in serangoon north ave4 first time seen such a big one. anwyay been to genx a couple of times and never did see any wood shrimps.

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    How much are they asking for for these giants?

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    On the topic of woodshrimps, I was wondering anyone here have successfully kept these shrimps in a planted tank for an extended period of time. I for one have never been able to keep them for more than 1 or 2 months, possibly due to the lack of food (microscopic zooplankton) in my tank.

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    Maybe not...

    Sometimes I see my wood shrimp scavenging the gravel for food. I guess they do not merely rely on micro organisms in the water. However 1 of my shrimp have been camping at the filter outlet for almost a week without leaving that position.

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    I recently bought 2 for my tank, and I'm not sure if they'll survive... However, they seem to be happily moving their furry hands in and out of their mouth... So I'm assuming there is something caught in those filters of theirs to eat.
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    On 12/7/2002 11:06:31 AM

    101% sure... oso saw at H2O and Seletar farmway... those shrimps grow real big... just by filtering & feeding on bits in the water... amazing huh?

    BC
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    Hi BC,

    Are there any good places in Seletar farmway? Exactly where did you see the wood shrimps there?

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Pisces Tropical Pte Ltd has quite big ones when I was there about 3 weeks ago. The address is 8, Seletar West Farmway 1 (off Jalan Kayu).

    To me they look like a big grasshopper or roaches.. The detail-sight of them scare the hell outta me.. That's why I didn't buy. Even now, the thought of them send shivers down my spine... better end this posting now..

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    i tell u guys man
    if i buy one of these guys
    and he kerchiangs
    i will feel dammmmnnnn pekchek
    when something grows that big it's a lot of emotional attachment
    it's more like a pet like a dog or a cat instead of just being a shrimp
    you know what i'm saying?

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    On 12/7/2002 4:57:26 PM

    On the topic of woodshrimps, I was wondering anyone here have successfully kept these shrimps in a planted tank for an extended period of time. I for one have never been able to keep them for more than 1 or 2 months, possibly due to the lack of food (microscopic zooplankton) in my tank.
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    well .. i have kept a few up to 3month long.. after that it time to say bye bye... rather difficult for me to keep them more than 3month.. now no longer keep them liao... keeping tiger shrimp is better than woodshrimp in longrun.. haha..

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    Yes, Pisces was the place at Seletar.

    I have mine for coming to 2 months. Still quite healthy. I shall keep a close eyes on them.

    My previous batch which I kept for about 3 months was killed when I added medication... at that time didn't know that shrimps are super sensitive to medications.

    BC

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    Hi,

    I have 4 wood shrimps (5 cm only) for about 2 months now. So far so good. Have been dumping all kinds of medication and fert in to the tank without problems. Only Malayan and Yamato dies.

    By the way, anything good at the Seletar Farms? Prices good or interesting selection?

    Cheers,
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    Guys,

    I saw some wood shrimp too at C328...but they are not as big as you described.... about 5 - 7cm at $2 per pc....
    Michael Lim
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    The ones at gen-x are nicer, and if I remember correctly going at $2.50
    Allen

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