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I don't know why, but my older amanos keep changing colors when they molt- used to be more yellow, then orangish, some are almost brick red now. Newer ones I got recently are translucent and spotted like JonRon's. (Are these not amanos?)
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My great ugly workhorse.

I don't know why, but my older amanos keep changing colors when they molt- used to be more yellow, then orangish, some are almost brick red now. Newer ones I got recently are translucent and spotted like JonRon's. (Are these not amanos?)
JJ09,

If you have driftwood inside your Aquarium, your Amano Shrimp could be eating algae of it, causing the Change of Color.
Furthermore, a Quote from petshrimp.com
"When shrimp are very sick and almost dying they change their colors...one of the more common sick colors is reddish".
Lastly, this so called Amano Shrimp could actually be a bamboo shrimp(Atyopsis moluccensis)
The bamboo Shrimp is a filter feeder and will sit where there's good current and filter feed from there. If the tank water is too clean the shrimp can starve, you can crumble food such as plec wafers into the current and the shrimp will feed from the particles it catches. If you keep a few Amano Shrimp in the tank, the females should provide a steady stream of planktonic larvae which the Wood Shrimp will happily consume as they float by in the stream. A ratio of about 9 female Amano's seems to keep 3 adult Wood shrimp from picking the floor in a clean aquarium. The Wood Shrimp is an attractive shrimp with thin horizontal red lines running down the body and a thick white stripe down the spine.

I hope this will sum up your concerns about your Shrimp.

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If you have driftwood inside your Aquarium, your Amano Shrimp could be eating algae of it, causing the Change of Color.
Furthermore, a Quote from petshrimp.com
"When shrimp are very sick and almost dying they change their colors...one of the more common sick colors is reddish".
Lastly, this so called Amano Shrimp could actually be a bamboo shrimp(Atyopsis moluccensis)
The bamboo Shrimp is a filter feeder and will sit where there's good current and filter feed from there. If the tank water is too clean the shrimp can starve, you can crumble food such as plec wafers into the current and the shrimp will feed from the particles it catches. If you keep a few Amano Shrimp in the tank, the females should provide a steady stream of planktonic larvae which the Wood Shrimp will happily consume as they float by in the stream. A ratio of about 9 female Amano's seems to keep 3 adult Wood shrimp from picking the floor in a clean aquarium. The Wood Shrimp is an attractive shrimp with thin horizontal red lines running down the body and a thick white stripe down the spine.

I hope this will sum up your concerns about your Shrimp.

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Thank you, that does answer a few questions....

Yes, I have driftwood. Mine are not bamboo shrimp- they don't have the filter things on ends of front legs but little pincers I see them constantly picking busily at things to eat. I bought them because in the pet store saw them eating black beard algae off a rock and they did the same in my setup- cleared it off my buces. My shrimp have a thick pale line down the back, but don't have the red stripes, so I don't think they are wood shrimp either... also the shape of the body looks a little different? The pet store called them "algae-eating shrimp" I assumed that was another common name for amano. Here's a few more pictures of them:



Interestingly, the two that died on me (one accidentally sucked into gravel vac hose- perhaps it was too weak to get away) were the ones that had turned red.
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Wow, you guys have some spectacular looking shrimp!

Here are some of my RCSs feasting on a piece of squash.



And in my main tank, some amanos doing the same.

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One of my ghosties, a berried Amano, and Bridget the bamboo shrimp.
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