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    Singapore shrimp ( wood shrimp )

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    Hi all,
    Anybody knows what is this wood shrimp ( also known as Singapore shrimp ) ? Is it malayan shrimp or .......

    re : http://userpages.umbc.edu/~rrhudy1/shrimp.htm#wood

    http://www.pbase.com/image/772659

    Let's hear your comments. If you have any pictures to show us better still.

    Thanks !!

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    Singapore shrimp ( wood shrimp )

    Hi all,
    Anybody knows what is this wood shrimp ( also known as Singapore shrimp ) ? Is it malayan shrimp or .......

    re : http://userpages.umbc.edu/~rrhudy1/shrimp.htm#wood

    http://www.pbase.com/image/772659

    Let's hear your comments. If you have any pictures to show us better still.

    Thanks !!

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    Singapore shrimp ( wood shrimp )

    Hi all,
    Anybody knows what is this wood shrimp ( also known as Singapore shrimp ) ? Is it malayan shrimp or .......

    re : http://userpages.umbc.edu/~rrhudy1/shrimp.htm#wood

    http://www.pbase.com/image/772659

    Let's hear your comments. If you have any pictures to show us better still.

    Thanks !!

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    Singapore shrimp ( wood shrimp )

    Hi all,
    Anybody knows what is this wood shrimp ( also known as Singapore shrimp ) ? Is it malayan shrimp or .......

    re : http://userpages.umbc.edu/~rrhudy1/shrimp.htm#wood

    http://www.pbase.com/image/772659

    Let's hear your comments. If you have any pictures to show us better still.

    Thanks !!

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    it is oso known as the filter shrimp, no algae capabilities, comsume bacteria or something from the water column.

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    your referral web page has the latin name
    atyopsis moluccensis

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    i have 5 of them in a 2ft. from last year.
    their still alive i think. i dun see them at all, but rarely sometimes one will come crawling out. dun need to feed at all.

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    I have 4 and they are quite cute, IMO. Quite visible after getting used to the surroundings. Love to hang around where the current is strong and they fight and jostle for the best position. They also 'sweep the floor' sometimes, especially when I throw a sinking food tablet in. Below pic of 3 of them.

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    On 10/6/2002 8:01:31 PM

    Hi all,
    Anybody knows what is this wood shrimp ( also known as Singapore shrimp ) ? Is it malayan shrimp or .......

    re : http://userpages.umbc.edu/~rrhudy1/shrimp.htm#wood

    http://www.pbase.com/image/772659

    Let's hear your comments. If you have any pictures to show us better still.

    Thanks !!
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    they are called both wood/singapore shrimp.. really dun eat algae.. they use their fan shape claw to filter out food from the gravel and filter outlet.. do be careful.. they are very good in crawling out of the tanks at night.. i lost 5 of them one time..

    as for the pics take alook here

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    sorry guys, just realise that there was an earlier thread ( types of shrimps? ) 2 days ago pertaining to above topic.

    Anyway, thank you !!


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    I have seen some gigantic wood shrimps. They are about 4~5 inches.[:0] I wonder how long it take for them to grow to that size.

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    I always wonder if the water column is very clean (good filter!) and there is no exposed substrate (eg fully covered by hairgrass or glosso), how are theses guys going to find food?

    and oh, does anyone know for sure if they are indigenous to Singapore? Their scientific name being Atyopsis moluccensis I presume they were first recorded from the Moluccan islands?
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    On 10/7/2002 9:50:37 PM

    I always wonder if the water column is very clean (good filter!) and there is no exposed substrate (eg fully covered by hairgrass or glosso), how are theses guys going to find food?

    and oh, does anyone know for sure if they are indigenous to Singapore? Their scientific name being Atyopsis moluccensis I presume they were first recorded from the Moluccan islands?
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    isit some breeder from sg successfully breed them.. so came the name Singapore shrimp..

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    That what puzzles me, hwchoy. Honestly I didn't know much about Singapore shrimp until I've read it from other forum !
    Bet if I ask most of my friends, most of them wouldn't be able to tell me much about it.....

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    just wondering do the big wood shrimps eat other shrimps like malayans? hehe...

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    no LeAnn, they don't have any claws.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    On 10/8/2002 12:06:52 PM

    no LeAnn, they don't have any claws.
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    Actually, what do they really eat?
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Wood Shrimps are like the Whale Shark equivalent of the shrimp world.
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    wow.. Benny.. very nice close-up

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    vinz is rite
    so when your water is really really clean, you can see them crawling about looking for food
    one of mine went into a powerhead and got himself chopped up a long time ago

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