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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by vikkibolo, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. vikkibolo

    vikkibolo Registered

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    I only ever seam to ask for help on here. Have brought another coral today and have just fed the tank and noticed there was a whity shrimp in the coral have taken coral and put in bucket with tank water but can't find shrimp. Need to put coral back in tank cos don't want to loose it is this shrimp going to be ok or do I need to find it.
     
  2. vikkibolo

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    Have now got shrimp out, will post a pic of it in a bit it is a clear white shrimp abot 4cm long (1 1/2') and it clicked. I think it also stole my fire shrimps prawn
     
  3. TigerIssey

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    It really depends on the type of shrimp. Some have specific diets.

    Can you get a photo??
     
  4. vikkibolo

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    This is the shrimp found in the coral
     
  5. TigerIssey

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    Not sure about that one, will need to wait for someone else.
     
  6. Kev

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    Maybe just an exoskeleton from a "molt"? Just a thought. Other than that I have no idea!
     
  7. vikkibolo

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    It was deffinately alive as was moving and clicking!!!!
     
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    Ok. I definitely have no idea then! :--
     
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    Hmmm clicking ........Don't look like a mantis so maybe some kind of pistol shrimp ?
     
  10. vikkibolo

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    That was my first thought just glad it's out as did not want anything unknown (or unplanned!!!) being in the tank upsetting things!!
     
  11. androo

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    hay just google white shrimps there is a few on there hope you get some answers let us know tho :mrgreen:


    andy
     
  12. porter_painter

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    some type of ghost shrimp perhaps?

    i assume it's dead now as that piccy looks like it's taken out of the water. shame really as they are quite rate if it is a ghost
     
  13. vikkibolo

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    Took back to lfs and they thought some kind of pistol shrimp
     
  14. TigerIssey

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    I must admit Vikkibolo, I did see if I could find a matching pistol shrimp for you. The one front claw was very large compared to the other and did resemble a pistol.

    Did not have any luck unfortunately.

    Hope they managed to find a home if it was still alive.
     
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