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Old 05-21-2015, 04:52 AM   #1
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berried Amano shrimp and shrimp babies


So when i setup this tank (Rivers Edge), I got 3 small Amanos to help with algae. Then a couple months ago I moved the largest Amano out of my Edge and into the big tank because he/she was being a bit rough and tumble with the CPDs.

Then about a month ago a noticed a lot of really small shrimp in the tank. So I counted them and in one sitting saw about 18 baby shrimp.

I have always heard and read that Amanos need brackish water to reproduce, so how did this happen? I'm thrilled, but confused. And now today I noticed on one of the original 3 small Amanos, that she was berried. See for yourself in the picture.

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Old 05-21-2015, 05:08 AM   #2
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Amano shrimp need brackish water in the first stage of development. So they can berry and can give birth but the babies will all die in fresh water.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:10 AM   #3
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i know, that's what I've read and been told.

But here I now have 20+ amano shrimp, and I only started with 4
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Are you sure those are amanos? kinda don't look like amanos
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:17 AM   #5
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Here's some more pictures I took this evening of the really small ones. They are about 5mm long.

I am pretty sure they are amanos since i bought them from a reputable store. I have 2 Bamboo Shrimp, but these small ones do not have the basket, filter claws.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:29 AM   #6
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Not Amano's.
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The largest one in the top picture only mostly looks like an amano.
Perhaps they're some form of grass shrimp, and were misIDed by the seller?
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Could be malawa shrimp. They're hardier than cherry shrimp
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Could be malawa shrimp. They're hardier than cherry shrimp
Could be malawa. The general rule of thumb for Amanos is and always will be: if it produces offspring in the tank over time, it is not an Amano.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:29 PM   #10
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As the consensus says they're not Amanos, the only confusion is the mislabeling where you purchased it.

Having babies survive to adult morph is the proof that these are not Amanos as they require saltwater.
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I concur that those don't quite look like Amanos to me. Could they be tiger shrimp?
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Might be wild-type RCS or malawas
Not round enough to be amanos
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look more like grass or ghost shrimp TBH
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agree not Amanos
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:09 AM   #15
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Default another berried shrimp

So ok, I know that this is not typical Amano Shrimp, because I have found another large, definitely female, Amano? shrimp that is berried.


I know this is not supposed to happen, but I know that this is an amano Shrimp. This is my "big one" that I have had for over a year and now I looked today and voila, eggs. What is going on?

Bump: here's a better shot
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