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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Can you ID this shrimp, please?

So I bought 2 shrimp from a LFS, I asked for Amano's, I walked away while they were being caught. I got home and acclimated them, and immediately thought "these are not Amanos". Its been a couple weeks now and I a really dont think they are Amanos, I think they look like really really low grade RCS. I hope I am wrong, can you help?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 11:02 PM
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Neo. something. (the wild one's maybe). Something like cherries.

Is that the UP shrimp substrate? Looks nice.
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Gonna have to respectfully disagree with jimko. Looks like some low form breeder to me with that hump. Maybe orange sunkist?

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Definitely not a Neo.

Check this for what it could be, maybe?
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The low form breeders mean they won't be able to breed in fresh water. So something very similar to amano shrimp.

You also have like... 4+inches of substrate in that tank haha?

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Forget about your shrimp, does that moss grow crazy fast and upright? I lost my super shrimp moss last year and I've been hoping someone has it.
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Definitely not a Neo.

Check this for what it could be, maybe?
The second pic down first row, definitely looks similar, one crazy thing is that the shrimp are sometimes reddish orange, and sometimes they are very dark, almost blueish black.

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The low form breeders mean they won't be able to breed in fresh water. So something very similar to amano shrimp.

You also have like... 4+inches of substrate in that tank haha?
Hah, I only have 3-4ish inches in one corner, and as little as about 3/4-1" in the opposing corner, creating a kinda cliff like slope.

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Forget about your shrimp, does that moss grow crazy fast and upright? I lost my super shrimp moss last year and I've been hoping someone has it.
I have only had the moss in for about 1.5 months, it was sold me to as Xmas from somebody on here, but I definitely got 2 different mosses in that batch, one is very straight and grows up right; the other is kind of tangled and messy but it looks like its starting to grow out in better frond type shapes.. They are both growing pretty quickly, especially considering this is a pretty low light, no co2, and no fert setup. The straight is faster growing than the tangly.

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Neo. something. (the wild one's maybe). Something like cherries.

Is that the UP shrimp substrate? Looks nice.
Nope, its Fluval Shrimp Stratum, but thanks!
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Wrong twice. Darn it. You probably be able to id it on sn.



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I think it's some sort of Caridina serratirostris.

Pm me when you have enough erect moss to part with plz.
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Wrong twice. Darn it. You probably be able to id it on sn.
what is sn?

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I think it's some sort of Caridina serratirostris.

Pm me when you have enough erect moss to part with plz.
I will, or you PM me in a few weeks to a month, if I haven't contacted you.
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I can't tell for sure but it looks like an Amano to me, at least in some of the photos

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 07:17 PM
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That is a caridina baubalti.
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