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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Question Mystery LFS Shrimp, trying to ID!

Went to my LFS and they had these shrimp there that kinda look like Amano shrimp, but since the owner received them on accident he couldn't tell me what they were. However, because they were gotten on accident and were not even put on the inventory, they were only 15 cents each! I got three and they are very lively, constantly scavenging around the substrate, and luckily my pea puffers leave them alone.

However, now I'm really curious as to what I got! I know they're not Ghost shrimp, but other than that...:/
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 01:12 AM
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Looks like an Amano to me.

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That's my suspicion, they're just really pale right now because my LFS is kind of really awful, and I'm way too unfamiliar with shrimp to know the difference between them ^^.

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Definitely Amano.

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*boogies* Woohoo!! Might just have to go back an pick up the rest, lol! Thanks!

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theshadybird: Depending upon what you feed them, they'll develop some really cool coloration and patterns.
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Caridina Japonica Amano Shrimp

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They've been devouring the bloodworms my puffers are completely ignoring (grr!), that's for sure! I know you're really awesome with shrimp, what would you suggest for a newbie like me?

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Caridina Japonica Amano Shrimp
Corrected to Caridina multidentata recently.


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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 02:28 AM
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Amano Shrimp will eat anything and everything and they aren't shy about it.

So anything you feed other shrimp is perfect for them.

I really like it when they develop spots and turn greenish-bluish, which can sometimes be accomplished by feeding foods containing spirulina.
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I would buy the whole tank out! You can sell em to other ppl for for 3-4 dollars a pop!
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 02:45 AM
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amanos!!

go buy more!

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