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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone identify this shrimp!!

I set up a low tech planted tank recently and I got a few amano shrimp from petco this one has a very strange pattern that doesn't seem to fit with what most amanos look like. Instead of the stripe down it's back this one has almost triangle shapes on its back. It also seems to have less patterns on the side of its body than an amano. I was wondering if this was one of those fake amano shrimp I have read about or something else. I know amano shrimp dont breed in freshwater but I was interested in starting a small colony of these if it is something other than an amano. Thanks for any information.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-02-2018, 01:45 AM
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Doesn't appear to be a "fake" amano (darwin algae shrimp from Australia) but do you have any side shots?

Also - amanos do breed in freshwater - however, the offspring will not survive past 7 days (max 8?) if they remain in freshwater.
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