Hi all! I am pretty ignorant where freshwater shrimp are concerned, but have been trying my hand at planted tanks and wanted some little lawnmowers. Amano shrimp to the rescue. I just purchased a few of these guys yesterday, but one doesn't look just like the others. The spots on the sides aren't easily seen, if there at all, and it just holds itself very differently than the rest. Here's comparison pics, though I'll let you guys know now that I'm a horrible photographer. A more 'normal' (to me) looking Amano. The little guy or gal in question. I'm wondering if I'm just seeing the difference between a male and female because I almost thought this was a preggo female, however, I do know that these guys need brackish water to successfully breed and I see nothing like eggs.