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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Help identifying shrimp species

Hi, I just bought some shrimps off Ebay, the guy didn't know which species or types, but he thought they are Neocaridina. There seems to be 2 differents breeds, one colorless and one striped.

If you could help me it would be much appreciated! I wanted to get some Blue Dream/Blue velvet aswell, but as they are also Neocaridina, I'm afraid if they will interbreed and all turn into colorless shrimps in the end.

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I could easily be wrong, but they all appear to be caridina to me... but as for species? Yeah... I dunno
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I could easily be wrong, but they all appear to be caridina to me... but as for species? Yeah... I dunno
Thanks a lot for your input! I have been googling around all night and it looks like the clear shrimps could be the Malawa shrimp https://www.theshrimptank.com/malawa/ which is indeed caridina.

But I haven't been able to find any matches for the striped ones, could it be some tiger variant or even just another variant of the Malawa?
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I'd put them as something like "bee shrimp"... as in, more likely to be related to crystal black/red shrimp than tigers.

Compare to this.

Petshrimp.com -- All about shrimp
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