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Old 11-12-2012, 04:15 AM   #1
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why is my amano orange?


There are three amano shrimps in my tank, only this one has an orangish tint to him. Is this normal for amanos?

I think I may have gotten ghost shrimp. What are distinguishing differences between amano and ghost shrimp, to be sure?


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Old 11-12-2012, 04:55 AM   #2
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it was probably not an amano. it looks like a bee shrimp. probably was mislabeled.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:17 AM   #3
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did you get it at petco? i've seen those there with amanos.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:17 AM   #4
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Purchased from my lfs. It's not a bee shrimp, as I have 2 of those as well and this definitely doesn't have the banded coloration.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:17 AM   #5
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Looks caridina propinqua to me
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #6
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Amano shrimp can change colors depending on their environment and water conditions. There's a member on HFB who has Amano shrimp and they breed profusely in his many ponds. His Amanos are a variety of colors: blue, green, yellow, and orange. Once you move them to a normal aquarium setting, they start to change back to what most of us are used to (transparent with markings). I've always thought they were supposed to be transparent, but was shocked upon finding that they can change colors.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:10 AM   #7
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do a quick google search it looks like a cardina propinqua or orange bee shrimp. also whoever told you they were breeding amano shrimp in their pond is either a lair or confused. ammano shrimp need brackish water when they're young. so whoever told you this is probably breeding cherry shrimp which are the varieties that come in a bunch of colors such as red orange and blue and usually loose their coloration in undesired water conditions. anyways this is definitely not an amano shrimp.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:12 AM   #8
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Apparently they aren't lying or confused. I had gotten some in the past from him and they are truly amano shrimp. After they settled, I couldn't tell the difference between his pond amanos and my amanos I bought from the store. It was probably something in his ponds that affected them in this way. The guy had gotten some and just tossed them in one of his ponds and after that they were reproducing like crazy. He scoops them out and adds them to each pond he makes. Definitely not cherry shrimp as I have quite a number of them and they do not bear any resemblance. Also, amanos get much larger than cherry shrimp.

I never denied what you're claiming it to be. I'm just simply tossing out a little info from personal experience.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #9
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I don't think they are amano. Amanos don't breed in freshwater ponds, brackish is the way to go with breeding Amanos. The young develop from a larval stage.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:27 AM   #10
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I know... Amano shrimp develop from a larval stage that requires salinity of brackish water. I don't know how the guy is doing it, but his Amanos are breeding and thriving in his ponds. Maybe they're brackish ponds? I don't know how his ponds are setup.
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It doesn't look like an amano shrimp in the pic. Here's an amano with a slight orange tint to it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:47 PM   #12
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I know... Amano shrimp develop from a larval stage that requires salinity of brackish water. I don't know how the guy is doing it, but his Amanos are breeding and thriving in his ponds. Maybe they're brackish ponds? I don't know how his ponds are setup.
Take a picture of your Amanos from his pond.

They need full strength saltwater to develop properly.
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If he is breeding Amanos in freshwater he should be able to sell and make a killing.
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Actually, I think if he is really breeding them in his freshwater pond, you should buy all you can and sell them here on TPT. YOU would make a fortune!
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People would definitively by freshwater breeding Amanos.
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