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PostSubject: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:53 am

so i have had to purchase more peppermint shrimp do to the never ending battle with aptasia.actualy i just keep setting up new tanks and getting new live rock from aptasia riddin souces.i finaly set up a cleaning tank for that but once again peppermints are key to this celanup.i am looking into getting some more and trying my hand at breeding them as i have athing for inverts and once i get some rotifer cultures going again i might be able to do it.it is not unheard of as they can be either sex when needed.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:39 am

i dont mind aptasia, but yeah peppermint shrimp are better...
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:29 am

so i should be getting some more soon as i have put in the good word with the powers that be. i am going with about 4 to get things going as i am pretty sure these guys canibalize there young and i dont want too many in confined quarters..i am thinking about putting them all in my window fuge.
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:07 am

im looking for a few at a good price... so if you find any let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:54 pm

I could also use a mighty destroyer of aiptasia!
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:33 pm

tbonewarrior wrote:
I could also use a mighty destroyer of aiptasia!

i would recommend a couple of them, one would be lonely...
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:48 pm

i finaly have a couple i could spare...for a trade maybe.
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:53 pm

cool, we can discuss it tomorrow...
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:25 am

so since there has been alot of confusion in some converstions that i have been in lately as far as the better peppermints so here i have both to clear it up a little.the more aquarium friendly are the lysmata wurdemanni.a sometimes imported pacific variety is the lysmata californica wich is not as apt to eat aptaisia and does not do well in most tanks tropical temps.on the right is the wurdmanni wich has the vertical striping along the sides of its body where the californica has horizontal bars.if you dont look it is easy to grab either one without knowing.i personaly like em both but some people may unknowingly be purchasing one that may be less desirable and that is something i would like to clear up.
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:26 am

Even with a good eye they are still hard to id. Check this out: http://www.mbisite.org/Forums/tm.aspx?m=39004&mpage=1&print=true . Might have some info. The one on the right looks like wurdemanni lol
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:23 pm

Ooops...sorry about the confusion.and thanks for the link its good stuff.so i must be using the old name as well as it seems to be boggessi?


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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:32 pm

No californica and boggessi are different species, californica comes from.....california, and boggessi usually from mexico/florida. Lysmata ankeri is another one often seen whose aiptasia eating preferences are questionable

Here is a list of species in the lysmata genus: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysmata

Here is another id thread: http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/showthread.php?t=509734
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:24 pm

Shocked thanks M&M now the real confusion begins as i believe i have three of these variants.now the only pictures of californica i have seen are in some of my books but from these pics you have linked i wouldnt mind a second opinion on an ID.wasnt aware of the new described variant but it makes this all so much cooler.in a way.i am going to have to start a thread on good links and such. these are all really good reads.
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:44 pm

I was thinking the same thing. Looks like a lot happened in 2006. Looks like you have boggossi. And maybe waunderri or ankeri. It is very confusing. Knowing where they came from is the best, but that info gets lost so easily. You need to try breeding them
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:11 pm

i know right..lets talk next time about that.possible refugium breeder or something.you cant see but the one on the left has eggs as of now.
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PostSubject: Re: peppermint shrimps.lysmata    Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:34 pm

well damn, learn something new everyday...
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