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Is this a peppermint shrimp???

Discussion in 'Inverts and other Marine Animals' started by kchristensen8064, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    This was sold to me as a Peppermint shrimp but it has a much different pattern and is lighter in color than any other I've seen. Thoughts? IMG_20180821_211515_HDR.jpg
     
  2. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    It looks like one to me, but I'm not an expert by any means.
     
  3. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    It just looks so much different than any I've seen. The body shape is right though. I tried looking up pictures and couldn't find any with a similar pattern or anything so I thought I'd throw it out there and ask.
     
  4. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    If it is, it is an aberrant pattern. Has it always looked like this, or is it possible that it is just getting ready to molt.
     
  5. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Fresh molt?
     
  6. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    It molted the day after I got it. I've had it a week. It looked the same before the molt.
     
  7. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Not a peppermint
     
  8. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Look at this one:

    Screenshot 2018-08-22 at 12.01.19 PM.png

    It has the same markings on the tail, the thorax is pretty similar in markings...although more faint in color than yours. It is different from most of the peppermints I've seen and had. I'm still not an expert, just sorta looks like this guy to me.
     
  9. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    It does look like that one! I will have to look into it I'm curious now on origin and stuff...
     
  10. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    If not what are you thinking?
     
  11. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Depends on location its from, could be the one pictured above but hardly anyone imports peppermints from the Pacific, majority if not all come out of the Carribean.
     
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  12. laufeyson

    laufeyson Copepod

    probably just a odd area version not the common Caribbean type that eat aiptasia here is a chart for different type weird pep.jpg
     
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  13. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks, I'll see if I can compare it to these once I get home.
     

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