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Short info...

I'm in USA
I got these from a pet store
They were being sold as something they clearly are not
Larger than cherry shrimp, smaller than amanos (as in, at best, females get to the size of an adult male amano, but not female from what little I can see)
*NOT* Neocaridina
*LARVAL STAGE of 1+ weeks*

I've been told these are 4 different species (well, 6 or 7 if we count the ones I know aren't true) so I'm looking for some second opinions on what they might be... what I do know is that after a week or so, the larvae have not transformed into miniature adults. These are some of the more colorful shrimp, some have less colors but they all mainly share the dark "band" midway down their tail, except males which may appear very bland. (I'm not entirely sure it's only one species of shrimp...)

 

Female

 

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Male

 

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And a 5+ day old larvae/zoe (younger zoe don't show as much color - more clear)

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And just to throw a curve ball in there... here's another shrimp that was mixed in with the type above! (clear shrimp, appears more yellow than he really is... this is also a relatively small shrimp, hardly any bigger than an adult cherry shrimp. He's the only one...)

 

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Zoidburg

About a week ago, I transferred many of the larvae/zoes to saltwater and left a few in fresh water. Next day, had a bunch more in freshwater. Seems the ones in freshwater have, for the most part, died off, while the ones in saltwater continue to grow and morph. Safe to say that I have more in saltwater than in freshwater at the moment, despite the birth of more after moving them.

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@jayc Would it help at all to move this thread to General Questions/Discussions? Still looking for ideas on what these guys may be.

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@Zoidburg, happy to do that for you.

Moved.

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      @Zoidburg, happy to do that for you. Moved.
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