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These were sold to me as Amano's by the LFS..
They don't look like it to me. Anyone know what they are?
They seem to be doing a bang up job of cleaning up my algae.
 

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The one on the right looks unwell. Whiteness in normally clear shrimps is not a good sign.

No idea what they are though, but I've seen similar shrimp sold as amanos at petco before.
 

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I was thinking maybe they gave me more than one variety. The opaque ones seem more pink.


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they look to be really poor quality cherry shrimp. probably males by the pics. the one on the right either has a really bad bacterial infections or okolona parasite that turns them white. if its okolona parasite it will live just fine but can be passed in breeding to the offspring. if its bacterial it will die from it and can be passed to other shrimp if they eat the infected shrimp. keep a close eye on it and make sure none of the other shrimp start turning white like this.
 
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