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Thanks for everyone who helped to ID the shrimp was a wild shrimp and I just removed her.


Now, I took a few mores pictures of the 3 bigger shrimps, still want to know if there amano or something else. They are definitely at least 1.5x plus bigger than my biggest cherry shrimp, but their color and pattern still looks bit different / weird than my previous HAD Amano shrimps. Thanks in advances again


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Not true amanos, the Caridina multidentata species....

Likely Caridona typus complex... i.e. "Australian Amanos" - these are being sold a lot more within captivity, especially at Petco. These guys are browner than true amanos and some may even turn completely brown. Breeding is likely the same, although I have heard that males mature into females as they age... if that's true, might explain why I don't have any males! lol


I have a picture of one in a tank with amanos somewhere around here, I think, but this picture is also a great comparison between the two species.

https://www.reddit.com/r/shrimptank/comments/b6smyg
 

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Thanks, your confirmation really clear my doubts, because my old amano looked exactly like the bottom part of the pics.
 

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Not true amanos, the Caridina multidentata species....

Likely Caridona typus complex... i.e. "Australian Amanos" - these are being sold a lot more within captivity, especially at Petco. These guys are browner than true amanos and some may even turn completely brown. Breeding is likely the same, although I have heard that males mature into females as they age... if that's true, might explain why I don't have any males! lol


I have a picture of one in a tank with amanos somewhere around here, I think, but this picture is also a great comparison between the two species.

https://www.reddit.com/r/shrimptank/comments/b6smyg
That makes a lot of sense, I got an "Amano" shrimp from petco a couple of years ago, and he's almost brown now. Nice to have him identified!
 
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