I bought three of these today at a local store and was told they were "most likely tiger shrimp". They have a slight bluish hue to them. I apologize for the poor pictures. They weren't cooperating. I plan on putting them in with my orange neos, but want to be sure of their identity and compatibility before doing so.
They look like what was once sold to me as OEBT blondes (were not tigers at all, they were either neos or rarer neo x tiger crosses). I deleted the pics off my pc last week but let me see if I can find the thread when I posted it.
Here's my old thread, look at post 6 and 7 for clear pics. This is what mine looked like in the container. Once added to the actual tank though, their looks changed considerably and they were brownish and green, I mean pretty instantly once added. Strange, ugly things. Mine all eventually disappeared/died (only had 6 of them)
I have a large breeder box that hangs on the outside of a tank that connects to an air pump. I might put them in that for now on my orange neo shrimp tank so that they can have the same parameters without having to set up a spare tank. If they turn out to truly be wild neos, then I have a 20 gallon with some boraras I can put them into once they get a bit bigger.
Wow. They definitely changed colors. This ought to be interesting.
One thing I noticed that's different about these shrimp compared to my others is that they won't let go of the plants if I lift them from the water. My orange neos and red rilis always promptly let go of any moss or plants if I'm trimming/moving it. These little shrimp wouldn't let go of the moss to save their lives. I picked up it expecting them to jump right off like all of mine typically do, and they would NOT let go.
So, whatever these end up being, they are extremely stubborn shrimp.