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Shrimp ID

Blackberry Caridina babaulti is what the LFS says they are. Color might change after they settle into the tank, cause it sucks right now. BUT, they were free from a credit I had so what ev haha I LIKE SHRIMP.

The bodies are much bigger than Neos, and also two of them are holding HUGE clutches of shrimplets right now. It almost looks like an Amano shrimp berried (just smaller shrimp), way more than I have seen any Neo carry.

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Looks like a wild cherry to me. (?)

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Looks like a wild cherry to me. (?)
IDK it looks too big to be a neo, and carrying wayy to many shrimplets.

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wild neo. the few i had in a 10 gal (3 or 4 maybe) area bout 1/3 bigger than the ones i had in a 5 gal hex. and yes neos can have huge clutches.
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If that's a Wild Neo, looks cool.

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Looks enough babaulti-ish to me.
Still can't rule out a neo. Perhaps when they settle down more and they color up
Perhaps a picture of the clutch can be more conclusive

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Judging by the small eggs and stripe pattern. It's a Babaulti. Take a look at this picture.

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looks like a Neo palmata to me, often sold under the name blackberry or blueberry
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looks like a Neo palmata to me, often sold under the name blackberry or blueberry
Ahaha yes! That's the one I was thinking about.....forgot it's name....haven't seen it in a while.
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Just a confirmation on this being Babaulti, I have isolated one of my male Neos with a saddled female babaulti for weeks and there has been no mating occurring. As a control I have also kept another saddled female neo in the same tank with them and she has berried.

Also, my babaulti that are getting berried in my main tank have dark tan/brown colored eggs instead of the normal green for noes.

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looks like my wild neo's and i have 2 females i caught out of my 55 that are about twice the size of all the other shrimp i have. my neo's hardly ever have green eggs. is it possible that you got more than one kind of shrimp at the same time? can you take a new pic of the one in question
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