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Old Today, 12:51 AM   #1
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What is this not glass shrimp shrimp?


I bought a bunch of these along with some ghost shrimp.... after doing some research I am petrified they are prawns and will create havoc in my tank!
They are (currently the same size as ghosties and same shape) ghost like but have color I apologize for the photo but they seem to be more shy than ghosts..... and I'm using a cell phone cam.

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I am worried I bought this...

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...an/shrimp1.jpg
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I'm no expert on shrimp, but it looks like it may be an Amano Shrimp. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my...idina_japonica If it is, you got a nice deal getting those as ghost shrimp.
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Pretty sure they aren't Amanos. I have 6 of those and the body shape isn't similar.
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That looks more Amano than ghost, that's for sure.
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It looks like Amano shrimp to me
You should take hold picture of your shrimp
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It does sort of resemble a female red claw long arm shrimp.
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It appears to be a Palaemonetes sp., but it's hard to tell from the pictures whether or not it's P. paludosus. It does not resemble Caridina japonica.
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Those arms look pretty long. Any chance you can get a better picture?
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I'll try tomorrow night after work again if I can catch one out. They hide more than the ghosts....
The arms have red claws and seem longer than ghosts and the eyes are bigger. They have pronounced black lines curving downward from the head.
They were right next to ghost tank and looked similar other than those tiger stripes.
Looks like the small shrimp half way through this...

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Looks just like this whatever this is?

http://rybicky.net/atlasostatnich/kr...ium_assamensis

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definitely not an amano shrimp but from the pic in that link my money is on red claw shrimp, any chance you could get a better pic? It would help a lot in identifying it, especially one of its whole body.

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Looks just like this whatever this is?

http://rybicky.net/atlasostatnich/kr...ium_assamensis

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Yes, I'll get one tomorrow night.

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I use to get them in ghost shrimp batches. I'm my area they only cost 10 for $1 so I use to let them be and never once had a problem.
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I use to get them in ghost shrimp batches. I'm my area they only cost 10 for $1 so I use to let them be and never once had a problem.
Then you know what they are? What are they?

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Note red "rostrum" is it? On some of them. The larger brighter ones refused to be photographed....



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Flash washed out the color but you can sort of see the red.... but not so much the black stripes.

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Next to a ghost shrimp to see color difference.

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