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Sulawesi Shrimp – Six Banded Black Bees

September 11th, 2008

I haven’t talked about the Sulawesi shrimp that I got for awhile. Mostly, that’s because I only have two left, and am still waiting to get some replacements for the huge loses that I incurred from shipping. What I have left are Six Banded Black Bee Shrimp.

Six Banded Black Bee Shrimp

They’re aptly named this because of their black bodies with roughly six white bands across their back. The thing I like the most about them are their eyes, which are quite striking and intense. Due to the Hydras in their last tank, I finally moved them to a tank with more plants, which allows me to see them more.

Six Banded Black Bee Shrimp

The previous tank had black sand as a substrate, so they were quite difficult to spot. They’re a little bit smaller than full adult cherry shrimp, but still big enough to be seen. Unfortunately, the ones I have are all the same sex, which means I’m still in a holding pattern in terms of breeding these fellas.

Six Banded Black Bee Shrimp

The ones that survived the shipping seem to be pretty tolerant of my water conditions, as I haven’t had a death in a few months. I really hope that all of these Sulawesi shrimp are starting to be commercially bred so that we can start having easy access (both in accessibility and price) to more of them.

3 Responses to “Sulawesi Shrimp – Six Banded Black Bees”

  1. Kim Says:

    I wish the people who are selling the shrimp would sell them for a reasonable price, more of us would be trying to breed them:( You have great pictures of them, I love the bands on the legs.

  2. Rd. Wijaya Says:

    I wish Sulawesi Shrimp will be famous in the world, and now another shrimp from Indonesia island.

  3. Rd. Wijaya Says:

    I wish Sulawesi Shrimp will be famous in the world, and now We have another shrimp from Indonesia island.

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