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Cole

Can someone one help me with what kind of shrimp this is?  I thought an amano but she is pregnant so I am thinking no?

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SudhirR

Looks like a berried amano shrimp.

Amanos do get berried in freshwater, you need to move the hatchlings to salt/ brackish water to raise them.


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jayc

Second that. It's a female Amano.

Amano's still get berried and the eggs will hatch, but the larvae will not survive long in freshwater without the right food source.

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Kenneth Beasley

It's hard to differentiate if it is a glass or Amano fish though. But I must agree with them that it is indeed a female Amano shrimp since female glass shrimps usually have pinkish eggs when they are pregnant.

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Cole

Thank you so much for the information.  I feel sad her eggs will not survive. 

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jayc
9 hours ago, Kenneth Beasley said:

It's hard to differentiate if it is a glass or Amano

Glass shrimp has a more pronounced hump on this back.

Glass shrimp has larger eggs, Amano have thousands of smaller eggs.

The spotted stripes on that shrimp's side gives it away as an Amano. Glass shrimp do not have those spotted/dotted lines.

That's how you tell them apart.

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Cole

Thank you so much. This is my first shrimp tank. They are amazing. 

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