What Are These Shrimp? (new Evidence)

  1. Miaw

    Miaw Member Member

    Hi all,

    I asked previously what these shrimp are and it was a bit inconclusive. I have more evidence about these shrimp.

    These two are berried. The eggs look tiny, about half the size of what I have seen in my red cherry shrimp. I am wondering if this is because they aren't shrimplet eggs but shrimp larvae eggs. I did see one little thing on the tank wall jumping about that might have been a shrimp larvae. But haven't seen anything since - guessing because they die fast or don't even hatch unless it is brackish.

    berried other.JPG berried.JPG

    Any other ideas?

    I put in crystal red shrimp with them so hoping they don't try to breed!

    I am wondering now if these actually are amano shrimp as the LFS said. They only went by their stockists listing though I think.

    (Of course with different colouring!)

  2. B

    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

    This is my amano. Does it look like this?

    They can get berried, but the eggs tend not to hatch unless they're in brackish water. image.jpg

  3. OP

    Miaw Member Member

  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Those look like amano shrimp to me.
  5. OP

    Miaw Member Member

    Cool! So for the record, Amano shrimp can be anywhere from clear through orange to dark brown?
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member