help whisker shrimp info Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by scotty b, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    any one kept wisker shrimp before ? i cant find any good info on them , will they breed in fw, specific care needs? :confused:
    thanks for any help :;hi1
  2. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Do you mean Macrobrachium lamarrei lamarrei? I've kept them before. They are very hard to distinguish from Ghost shrimp and other types of glass shrimp. If you accidentally get the wrong kind you can end up with a predator on your hands. But true Macrobrachium lamarrei lamarrei do not have claws and are fairly easy going detritus/algae eaters. They do breed in FW. Not many specific needs. Don't keep them with large fish. Make sure they have algae to eat.
  3. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    they have tinny claws and are about 2'' haven't seen aggressive behavior at all they hang out with my ghost shrimp and cherry shrimp
  4. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    :;dk There are too many types of glass shrimp for me to even guess what type you have. But hopefully it is a nice type!

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