Are these guys amano shrimps?

Caterpie

Hello everyone!
I have never had any kind of shrimps before, but I decided to get amano shrimp to help keeping the tank clean. I have read about many people saying the pet store sold them a different kind of shrimp for amano shrimp, and I just wanted to make sure my 2 ones are actually amano, because they’re still pretty little. Can somebody confirm me? Thank you!
 

Motherlovebetta

The last two pics look like amanos I can’t really make much out in the first few.
 
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Caterpie

The last two pics look like amanos I can’t really make much out in the first few.
How about now? Is this an amano shrimp?
 
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ruud

These are babaulti shrimp.

The shrimp depicted on the fifth image in the first post, is a neo.
 
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Caterpie

These are babaulti shrimp.

The shrimp depicted on the fifth image in the first post, is a neo.
Oh really? So they sold me wrong shrimps :( what do you know about these shrimps? I wanted amanos to clean the fish tank and stuff :( did they sell me a cheaper or more expensive shrimp?
 
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ruud

Oh really? So they sold me wrong shrimps :( what do you know about these shrimps? I wanted amanos to clean the fish tank and stuff :( did they sell me a cheaper or more expensive shrimp?
This is the light colored specimen again; now I'm starting to doubt if this is a neo; I think it still is a young specimen, but it seems to have 2 curves in the abdomen, which is typical of ghost shrimp.

The others (or is it always the same specimen?) seem to be (caridina) babaulti, which have a longer rostrum (head) than other species in the trade. If you look from the side, the top contour is a bit of a long straight line as well; which to me is also typical babaulti. I would definitely leave them in! Unlike the amano, they breed in freshwater, so provided you have specimen of both sex, then they most likely breed. And they too feed on algae and detrius. They won't grow as big though. In terms of pricing, there is no difference overall, although there are more scarce colored babaulti that might cost 5-fold the normal price of, I believe, a standard green colored specimen.
 
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Caterpie

This is the light colored specimen again; now I'm starting to doubt if this is a neo; I think it still is a young specimen, but it seems to have 2 curves in the abdomen, which is typical of ghost shrimp.

The others (or is it always the same specimen?) seem to be (caridina) babaulti, which have a longer rostrum (head) than other species in the trade. If you look from the side, the top contour is a bit of a long straight line as well; which to me is also typical babaulti. I would definitely leave them in! Unlike the amano, they breed in freshwater, so provided you have specimen of both sex, then they most likely breed. And they too feed on algae and detrius. They won't grow as big though. In terms of pricing, there is no difference overall, although there are more scarce colored babaulti that might cost 5-fold the normal price of, I believe, a standard green colored specimen.
I see. Thank you so much for the information, I just feel pretty confused about the ghost shrimp, I’m not sure if I should keep it. I’ll attach more pictures just to show you more clearly, but I also think one of them is a ghost shrimp. I asked the same question again, and 2 people said they’re #1 picture a female amano, #2 and #3 male amanos… I’m not sure about #1 and #3, but I believe #2 is a ghost.
 
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ruud

It's so hard to tell oftentimes on images. For one thing, I almost never look at colours (well, unless one has to ID a color morph of course). If I look at the first image #1, yes, could be Amano... but if I look at the second image #1 (I assume this is the same specimen), I tend to see a babaulti. So, now I look at it a third time...and I zoom in... I think I have mistaken the position of the eyes. I thought the eye was at the tip of the red arrow, and pretty sure it was a babaulti, but now I notice its at the tip of the blue arrow and now I don't recognise a babaulti anymore!

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I still find the image quality challenging. If you can observe several dots or lines on both sides of the body in an orderly fashion, I think it is safe to say it is an Amano.
 
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Caterpie

It's so hard to tell oftentimes on images. For one thing, I almost never look at colours (well, unless one has to ID a color morph of course). If I look at the first image #1, yes, could be Amano... but if I look at the second image #1 (I assume this is the same specimen), I tend to see a babaulti. So, now I look at it a third time...and I zoom in... I think I have mistaken the position of the eyes. I thought the eye was at the tip of the red arrow, and pretty sure it was a babaulti, but now I notice its at the tip of the blue arrow and now I don't recognise a babaulti anymore!

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I still find the image quality challenging. If you can observe several dots or lines on both sides of the body in an orderly fashion, I think it is safe to say it is an Amano.
That’s good news! What about #2 and #3? Do you think they could be male amanos?
 
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ruud

If it is, I would assume it is a young specimen. I do find its abdomen to have curves I never witness on Amano shrimp, but are typical of ghost.

I'm pretty sure if I was in your room observing the shrimp inside your tank, I would tell in a few sec what species it is with 99%. On images, it is hard!
 
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