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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
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unknown amano or do i have a rare strain?

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ID:	13017... now if i only knew what it really is!!! i was told it was an amano when i brought 3 but this on got reall dark real fast in my tank(black substrate black background?) while others reain pretty much clear in apearance........can anyone identify it...........
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not amano for sure, but i cant tell with the pic
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it not a amano

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doesn't look like an amano- but the picture is pretty dark.
Do you have bamboo submerged in your tank? you should take it out and put it in a vase with a little gravel- it will only rot slowly in your tank.
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Yup that is a really nice looking amano. Has a yellow stripe down the back? Two of my fully grown ones look the same with dark blue. I think they are the females since much larger than the rest. How about a coouple more of pics.
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dont know on the shrimp but yes the lucky bamboo will rot unless the leaves are above the waters surface
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I know Amanos turn blue but not THAT blue...
The one in the image looks incredibly dark, the amanos that turn blue are usually still clearish. The one seen in the image looks so dark, I don't think you can even see through it!

Crazy shrimp, it looks great :-)
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could it be a relative of the amano called blueberry shrimp
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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the (bamboo) is from petco 3 stems and its been in my tank for months completly submereged with no problems exept for the ocassionall float by the bigger stem new roots growing all the time even in places where there should be any also they are much thicker than what the local dollar store sells here i dont think its lucky bamboo at all but i could be very wrong maybe i have so much areation in my tank that i wont rot? anyone else have a clue? I've heard that what ever petco sells is actually aquatic heck thats how i got it submereged and had seen in that tanks for months too

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Without a good picture and close up I can think of 6 possible shrimp it could be none rare.

More than likely it is a common amano just dark in color I have seen them in all different shades and darkness of tone.

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I've seen Amanos come into my work at a LFS that were a pretty dark brownish or green. Never blue like that, but it probably has to do with your dark substrate

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i will try to take some more pictures tommorow. Any tips on picture taking so there clearer? max out the pixels lighting ect........?
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Macro shot, that's all you really need.
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Five bucks says it's a ninja shrimp if it changed colors in your tank.
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 05:11 PM
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looks like it could also be dyed that color, I have purchased a similar one like that only to have the blue fade away to a dark brown
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