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Hello everyone, i need help, i have never kept shrimp before, but i wish to keep amano shrimp and a couple of aquatic snails, i need it to be amano shrimp because i don’t want them to breed until i become more experienced

 

the question i’m asking is if anyone knows how to tell the difference between amano shrimp and whisker shrimp, i’ve heard horror stories of people getting the former or the latter when they wanted the opposite from uneducated petshop owners, and i have been told whisker shrimp are very aggressive, and i fear that if i ended up with any on accident that it would end badly for my other shrimp and my snails

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18 minutes ago, Shrimpfan111 said:

whisker shrimp

Whisker shrimp or Ghost shrimp can be distinguished by the hump on their back.

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18 minutes ago, Shrimpfan111 said:

amano shrimp

Amano shrimp have distinctive spots on the side.

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Sometime the spot blur into almost a line (female maybe).

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