amano shrimp

Discussion in 'Fish for sale or trade' started by fishmark, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Maurice
    Offline

    Maurice Aquascaper

    • APSA Member
    23%
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    553
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Joburg
    I have to agree with Trevor yes, those are not amanos
     
  2. Hendre
    Offline

    Hendre Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Cape town
    Man I need to observe. There's a few 30mm+ females berried, with loads of eggs that appear to be darker, I need to wait for the pattern to set in too
     
  3. Hendre
    Offline

    Hendre Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Cape town
    I'm going to agree. They have this brown/green colour that's nothing like an amano, but are still really huge!
     
  4. Olivier
    Offline

    Olivier Green fingers

    • APSA Member
    9%
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2017
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Cape Town
  5. Hendre
    Offline

    Hendre Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Cape town
    Yeah definitely not. Ruan is taking this up with the supplier.

    Now the shrimps are a brown/green. Seriously wondering what they are!
     
  6. Trev Pleco
    Offline

    Trev Pleco Algae destroyer

    • APSA Member
    23%
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5,767
    Likes Received:
    1,760
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Constantia, Cape Town
    and the supplier is no doubt taking it up with the exporter and he in turn is taking it up with their supplier, meanwhile all @Hendre wants is some genuine Amanos !

    Conclusion save the stress and hassle and consider buying from local breeders :)
     
    Slasher likes this.
  7. Hendre
    Offline

    Hendre Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Cape town
    I would but given the price it's not as easily affordable for me. And rarely seems like any are available
     
  8. Trev Pleco
    Offline

    Trev Pleco Algae destroyer

    • APSA Member
    23%
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5,767
    Likes Received:
    1,760
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Constantia, Cape Town
    The foreign supplier will hopefully redeem himself and make good...
     
  9. Paul
    Offline

    Paul Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    1,141
    Likes Received:
    414
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Capetown
    Just been to N1 petworld those are not amanos they have there.
     
  10. Hendre
    Offline

    Hendre Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Cape town
    Yeah been having bad luck, the pygmy Gouramis seem to have killed two of my rasboras too, need to remove the poor lil things. Bad luck I guess
     
  11. Olivier
    Offline

    Olivier Green fingers

    • APSA Member
    9%
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2017
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Whatever the current outcome... how the hell this happened?
    Under experimental, trial or whatever permit, declared under what name by who knows or maybe they just swam to SA on they own?
    Are fresh water shrimps legal to import now?
    As far as I know this story is bringing a lot of undesirable attention now!
    Back to square one @Hendre , we told you that before it happened... no bad luck...
    They say wisdom comes with the age but sometimes it never comes.
    I feel sorry for all the people who wasted they time and fuel money running after this.
    I did my public apologies to Ruan because he told me that he was not involve in the importation part before we all discovered it was not amanos, which is a different matter but even if it was these is still a big question mark about the how...
    All of this story won't help to make a bright future to the local shrimp hobby.
     
  12. Hendre
    Offline

    Hendre Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Cape town
    Well luckily 90% of these shrimp died in a day after careful drip acclimation and the use of established filters. Possibly bag ammonia that hurt them badly...

    Next time hopefully I get proper amanos and some prime to detox the ammonia...
    But yes, bad situation!
     
  13. Nathanael
    Offline

    Nathanael Aquascaper

    • APSA Member
    23%
    Joined:
    May 7, 2014
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    623
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Somerset West
    Agree

    Sent from my VKY-L29 using Tapatalk
     
  14. Trev Pleco
    Offline

    Trev Pleco Algae destroyer

    • APSA Member
    23%
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5,767
    Likes Received:
    1,760
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Constantia, Cape Town
    Where did your bag come from, presumably the same source as PetWorld N1 ? Their pseudo amanos seemed fine several days after arriving , so might well be something else, either the rigours of shipping to CT or your tank side... heat is a big killer this time of year which I why I never ship shrimp locally. Those shrimp are pretty hardy compared to most, so must have been something severe ....

    As mentioned in a previous post the fall out from long travel and many legs can continue for a week or more so could be multiple causes...
     
  15. Trev Pleco
    Offline

    Trev Pleco Algae destroyer

    • APSA Member
    23%
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5,767
    Likes Received:
    1,760
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Constantia, Cape Town
    berried shrimp are also the most vulnerable..
     
  16. Hendre
    Offline

    Hendre Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Cape town
    Might be my in tank temperature. Mine are also darker than than the N1 shrimps.

    Basically they were in transit for +-6 hours when I started a drip that filled a 12l bucket in an hour and a half. Shrimp arrived in about a litre or less of water. So could either be ammonia or my 26 degree tank that killed them
     
  17. Paul
    Offline

    Paul Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    1,141
    Likes Received:
    414
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Capetown
    To start off your Acclimatization was to fast and then 26 degrees could also be a factor.
     
  18. Hendre
    Offline

    Hendre Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Cape town
    Well Paul it was either that or let them sit in ammonia for a while. They were packed! Weirdly only my biggest shrimp survived thus far...
     
  19. Trev Pleco
    Offline

    Trev Pleco Algae destroyer

    • APSA Member
    23%
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5,767
    Likes Received:
    1,760
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Constantia, Cape Town
    How many shrimp in how much water ? Ammonia levels are not usually a problem when shipped from abroad in populated bags taking 48+hrs plus,
    unless the same water was used that they were shipped from abroad which is unlikely surely ?
     
  20. Hendre
    Offline

    Hendre Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Cape town
    Well no. Repacked and reshipped. I'd guess 400-600mls of water? With 30x 2-3cm shrimp in
     

Share This Page