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Macrobrachium kulsiense
August 11, 2008
8:20 pm
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keith565
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picked these guys up on sunday in maidenhead aquatics near york. not seen these before so thought it would be nice to try them.
most of the females are berried and as far as i know they have a bethnic lifestyle, i.e they produce minature copies of themselves.

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August 11, 2008
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2nd pic is better /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> They look cool, abit like a marbled colouration /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Nice find /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

August 12, 2008
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I had some like this about 3 years ago - only a pair - their antenae got really long and they got really big (easily 1.5-2 times the size of a female amano adult), they lasted about 20 months - not seen them for sale since - I'll have to dig through me photo archive to see if I took any pics.

August 12, 2008
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after having a good look at them i'm now not sure they are a neocaridina sp. they have very long arms for a neocaridina. anyone got anyideas. they do look like the pictures i've seen but there are a few look similar, even some macrobrachiums.

August 12, 2008
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mine had long arms - didn't think they were cardinia sp. but not sure at all - they were bloomin fantastic looking though!

August 12, 2008
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Hi Kieth,
Some of the long armed shrimp are specialised in their reproduction (the ones with large eggs LoL),are your shrimp hiding under wood ect. also long armed shrimp tend to have larger swimmerets and eyes as they swim through mid water specialy at night time. I had one which like BlueDave said grew to about 4" and caught cardinal tetras easily ! and daily !!! Male Macrobrachiums have larger claws also.
All the best,
G.John

August 12, 2008
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hiya m8.
hmm, i have m siamensis, but these don't have the body shape or appearence of the macrobrachiums, the do look like a cardinia, small swimletts, small eyes and so on, just with longer arms. i suppose i will have to wait and see how they turn out. i'm not bothered either way. they are superb to look at.

August 13, 2008
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Natantia sp.? Very pretty whatever it is...

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August 15, 2008
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well, i know think it is macrobrachium kulsiense. from the description and pictures, plus help from a couple of the shrimp forums, it does seem the one.
http://www.petshrimp.com/pearl.....hrimp.html

if it is then i hope to have som hrimplets wheni get back off holiday.

August 15, 2008
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it does look like a very close match mate so hopefully it should be easy to breed from the info given, good luck /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

August 15, 2008
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Looks like it Keith. They should be really cool to watch as they dig/live in burrows according to that link. /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> I´ve edited the topic title hope you don´t mind.

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August 16, 2008
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cheers for the help guys. will let you know how they get on.

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