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Black Shrimp ID please :)

Just found thus guy when I was rescaping, I have no idea where it's from though. Never bought one like this so might have come in on plants or something?

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I have cherries but this is no cherry.




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Zebra Babaulti?

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Zebra Babaulti?
Thanks for trying but I don't think so. Can't see any pics that look close enough


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yeah. Really hard to see the shrimp itself, just see some stripes and a silhouette.

Are you able to shine a flashlight on it and then take a pic?

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yeah. Really hard to see the shrimp itself, just see some stripes and a silhouette.

Are you able to shine a flashlight on it and then take a pic?
I can't try tomorrow. It's that color in really life tho which is odd, it's like charcoal lol


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Could be a black cherry
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I've never seen a black cherry have full vertical stripes like that though.

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I have never seen that before.

Possibilities are:
Ninja shrimp or Malayan Shrimp

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Re: Black Shrimp ID please :)

Looks a bit like a Tiger of some sort. Is your substrate Safe T Sorb?

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its a ninja shrimp, body shape and pattern
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Ninja shrimp. Stripes look the same. That's the darkest one I have ever seen.

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Black Shrimp ID please :)

Hmmmm interesting. Is there a reason he so dark? Should I get something to lighten him up?


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They're known for changing colors when they want to. So perhaps he is matching your hardscape or substrate. They live in freshwater and can breed, but need saltwater for the low order shrimp babies to survive.

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They're known for changing colors when they want to. So perhaps he is matching your hardscape or substrate. They live in freshwater and can breed, but need saltwater for the low order shrimp babies to survive.
Well isn't that interesting. I'll see if I can get a better shot for you guys


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