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Old 01-17-2013, 02:53 AM   #1
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Need help to identify these shrimps!!!


Hi all
Am harry and am fairly new to the shrimp hobby.
I am trying to buy some shrimps from an online buyer and wanted to know what am buying since he told me they were ''BLUE KNIGHTS''. After having my cherry shrimps for 3-4 months now and already an addict. I cycled another tank for 2 month now and want some more shrimps in my new 20 gallon. I want to be sure of what am buying since am new to shrimps and dont want to be stuck with some shrimps i dont want. The thing is am only into dwarf shrimp and am trying to buy those since he told me they are Neocaridina and easy to keep. Theres some pictures of them from the seller. http://imgur.com/a/70S2w#2
Please help cause i want to get this right the first time
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:05 AM   #2
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Looks like ghost shrimp to me.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:25 AM   #3
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They look like ghost shrimp...or stressed cherries.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:32 AM   #4
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Malawa? they don't look like ghost to me they look a lot like my malawa shimp
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:32 AM   #5
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he said they are blue knights and that someone of them are semi clear and rest got a tint of blue?
Am not sure what to do but he said that hes trying to find out what they are.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:35 AM   #6
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If I were you I'd hop onto aquabid and buy some yellow or blue pearl shrimp. They are color morphs of red cherries and are just as easy to keep. They will crossbreed with red cherries and produce ugly offspring, but since you said you were setting up a separate tank they might work.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:39 AM   #7
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Not ghosts, but if they are what you want for a price you can agree on. They look like neos, what kind? I have no clue... I wouldn't put them with my cherries.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:43 AM   #8
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Looks like some purple in the saddle.... Maybe breed them out into a darker strain?
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:46 AM   #9
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I've never bought from aquabid and not ready for it but thank you.
So they might be malawa or some sort or neos?
I'll try and get more pictures off him Thanks all
and please do write something if anyone knows thanks
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:53 PM   #10
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aquabid is pretty easy ive been using it for years. and am a member of the forum and chat there.... any way if they are blue tinted i would guess low grade blue pearls which are a morph off of cherry shrimp.
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I was a little worried about aquabid too but gave it a try. Very easy and I have blue pearl shrimp expected tomorrow. many of the aquabid sellers are members here too.
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Just a recommendation, but if your looking for some nice blue neos, soothingshrimp has some nice blue velvets for sale! Good price, great color, and excellent seller to work with. I'm very happy with them, but of course, blue is my favorite color here's the link and a pic of one of my new guys! hope this helps and goodluck! http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=210617

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #13
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Just submitted that post and came back and saw yours one minute earlier! lol congrats on the new purchase, they are awesome shrimp!
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If I were you I'd hop onto aquabid and buy some yellow or blue pearl shrimp. They are color morphs of red cherries and are just as easy to keep... .
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...low grade blue pearls which are a morph off of cherry shrimp... .
heh Some great folks here meaning the best, however wanted to correct that blue pearls are not "morphs" of cherry shrimp.

Blue Pearls: Neocaridina cf. palmata var. blue pearl (formerly zhangjiajiensis var. blue) Not a variation of cherry shrimp.

Blue Velvets: Neocaridina Heteropoda. Is a variation of cherry shrimp.

Very different shrimp, and as stated they are both neos so they would crossbreed, but they are both pretty.
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heh Some great folks here meaning the best, however wanted to correct that blue pearls are not "morphs" of cherry shrimp.

Blue Pearls: Neocaridina cf. palmata var. blue pearl (formerly zhangjiajiensis var. blue) Not a variation of cherry shrimp.

Blue Velvets: Neocaridina Heteropoda. Is a variation of cherry shrimp.

Very different shrimp, and as stated they are both neos so they would crossbreed, but they are both pretty.

Hmm, did not know that. Thanks for the clarification. Yellows are cherry variations though?
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