RE: NANFA-- Re: nanfa V1 #1161

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Thu, 24 Jan 2002 08:42:14 -0600

> The shrimp Steven undoubtedly caught ... since he was quite
> by accident almost in my backyard relatively speaking ... are
> what I have most often heard called "grass" or "glass" shrimp
> ... the near-ubiquitous see-thru guys found in and on
> freshwater aquatic vegetation hereabouts. Monsters run up to
> perhaps 2", although the 1" size is the baby-boomer
> generation of the grass shrimp world in my experience. I
> assume that these little guys are an important part of the
> food-chain ... which is certainly anecdotally supported by
> fish-tank observations !!!
> I put these guys in most of my tanks as general-purpose
> scavengers and fun things to me to watch.

The glass shrimp that I catch around here are a blast to watch if you feed
them mosquito larvae. They cram them down their throats like big sausages
and their transparent bodies allow you to watch the entire digestive
process. Very Cool!!

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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