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Hi all, I just got back into shrimp keeping after a long break.

This guy was sold as an Orange Eyed Tiger, was hoping to get confirmation.

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That  looks like a green Jade with a back stripe and is very pretty and healthy looking. I would say it is a female from the shape. It should be ok for a while but if it breeds with the orange eye (or any other cherry shrimp other than green) you will likely get boring clear or brown shrimp as they are reverting back to 'wild'. This will happen even in a single colour tank as well if you do not regularly cull poor quality shrimps, but will not be as quick as when mixing colours?

Any idea what you want to do with it?

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On 11/6/2021 at 6:27 PM, Kaizen088 said:

Orange Eyed Tiger

Definitely not a OE Tiger.

Looks like a North Australian Chameleon Shrimp or Ninja Shrimp.

The Chameleon shrimp can have stripes depending on it's mood, and might have been mistaken for a Tiger shrimp.

Where/who did you but it from?

It's a native to QLD, so the likelihood of finding one in your area isn't too surprising.

 

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Interesting. My initial thought was a green jade as Simon said, but I can see how it could potentially be a chameleon. Let us know if you see it displaying any other colours or patterns.

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Just a quick update, the female pictured has bred with another male of the same.

Just spotted the fry tonight.

The female was berried but had far too many eggs than she could carry and dumped them on the foam filter strainer. Not sure if she kept a couple or if the ones on the filter hatched. There's at least 3, maybe 4 that I've seen.

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Woohoo !

How exciting. The water flow around the filter will certainly help those eggs.

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