For the first time we could import this species of shrimp from Paraguay. Most probably it represents a population of Macrobrachium brasiliense. That species was imported by us ocassionally already from Peru (see http://www.aquarium-glaser.de/en/archiv.php?news_id=299). Compared with the Peruvian specimens those from Paraguay have more slender arms, otherwise they look identical. The maximum length of our animals is around 5 cm.
This species can be easily bred in freshwater. Possibly it becomes more spread in aquaria now than before, because animals from the Paraguay system are not so demanding regarding the water chemistry like those from the Amazonia/Orinoco-System and be kept very well at a pH higher than 7.
For our customers: the animals have code 484383 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Macrobrachium: ancient Greek, means “with big arm”. brasiliense: means “coming from Brazil”.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
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|Verfügbare Größe in cm||4-5|