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Real or fake amano shrimp?

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asquirrel

Hi folks,

I just went and bought an amano shrimp at Petco last night. I'm looking at him / her and although the shape looks right, it doesn't have any telltale markings of an amano shrimp (either black dashes along the sides or dots along the sides - even Petco's site has the right pics). This shrimp looks blank on either side. I'd say maybe he's a baby but he's pretty big. About 1/3rd bigger than my adult red cherry shrimp. If you folks could help me determine whether or not he's a real amano shrimp I'd appreciate it. Pictures are on the link below.

If he's not an amano, I'd be open to guesses. Thanks! icon_smile.gif

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Pf...qZ0zcPd-p-hP3P

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sdlTBfanUK

It doesn't look like any amano I've seen, as you say it is missing any markings and a bit dirty brown colour. I have checked my book and there isn't anything obvious there. The only thing I can say is it looks like 'river shrimp' which I have seen for sale on UK ebay sold as pet food (for turtles I think)?

Maybe give it a few days and see if any colour or markings start to appear! Sorry I can't be of more help really!

Simon

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kms

looks like a over grown snowball shrimp.

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