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post #1 of 28 Old 08-09-2011, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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What is the name of this guy?

Hey Guys! I'm back!
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I upgrated my fish tank to 20g and put the right rocks in it and I have a very interesting thing to tell you. I fell in love with the Blue Lobster, and I wanted to have it so bad, but since my fish are all community fish they would end up being lobster food, so I did think twice and did not buy the Lobster.

Weeeelllll, I found a crawfish in a store in Dallas,TX. WOW! So many colors, there was a purple, a blue, a yellow, and another red one. I got the blue with gold spots in the paws. (do we call it paws?). It has 6 paws to walk and another 4 to get his/her food. The w4 ones are flufy, and it gets the food from the water and takes it to the mouth. I never seen such animal, and I love it!

So right now I have my mystery crawfish, one yellow pleco (that I would like to know the name of its breed), 2 guppies that survived my driving trip from Orlando to Plano TX (BTW, my gourami survived too, but he died 1 month later), and four tiger barbs.

Please let me know if you know their names.
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post #2 of 28 Old 08-09-2011, 09:30 PM
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have a look at these pictures, see if something matches yours.

How to care for your new Blue Crayfish, Procambarus alleni, with pictures

As to the yellow pleco, it's probably an albino. Would have to see pictures to tell you more. This one most likely is going to need much more space then a 20g tank. Probably a 75g, again would have to see pictures before anyone could say for sure.

The paws are just called legs, the front 2 you could call pinchers or claws.
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post #3 of 28 Old 08-09-2011, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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No... It is none of them. My do not have pinchers. Its hands are really fluffy. And I'm sorry for the confusion, but they are 4 instead of two.

About my pleco, I made sure that it would not be much bigger than my tiger barbs, I'm kind of picky about size... I like my fishes small, since my tank is so small. I have a guy trying to sell me the black pleco, I've seen it grown, and I told him he was crazy... Damm Petsmart. But this pleco I bought in the Fish Gallery. I drove quite a time to get there, but was totally worthed. They had so many different ones!

I posted a pic in my 20g fish tank. It has the pleco in the left side and a close up of my crawfish.
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post #4 of 28 Old 08-09-2011, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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I will be taking more pictures tomorrow. I was going to do it right now but I'm without battery in my camera, and in my ipad, the resolution is not the best, as you can see.
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post #5 of 28 Old 08-09-2011, 11:29 PM
Sounds like a filter feeding shrimp. However how you describe it makes me wonder if perhaps they are dyed. I've never heard of it being done before but the same species does not come in red, blue, yellow, and purple varieties naturally.

The picture makes me want to venture a guess as a vampire shrimp going by the width of the legs, but its hard to tell. The number of possibilities is pretty limited though.

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post #6 of 28 Old 08-10-2011, 06:12 AM
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fluffy hands sounds like a filter feeder to me.

i just want to throw out there that if it happens to be a filter feeding shrimp be careful on taking advice on adding marine phytoplankton to supplement their diet. this will only foul your water fast.
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post #7 of 28 Old 08-10-2011, 07:40 AM
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coukld be a bamboo shrimp?
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post #8 of 28 Old 08-10-2011, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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I was looking and the bamboo shrimp has the same hands, but I didn't see any blue ones. Would it really be possible that they died them?
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post #9 of 28 Old 08-10-2011, 12:04 PM
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Camaroon fan shrimp- atyopsis gabonensis. AKA, Vampire shrimp, only blue. :)


Nice find, they're a bit rare in the hobby.

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post #10 of 28 Old 08-10-2011, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you!!! I love him/her. I'm still trying to find a name for it. Do they require special care?
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