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Old 05-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #11
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Amanos are soooo much bigger than the other shrimp, idnk! I am a dwarf shrimp newbie. lol
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Although I agree with everyone I actually recently purchased plane Amano shrimp a batch of like 10 and the 8 in my rcs are still there normal color but the two in my apisto tank have actually turned pinkish red. Not sure if it's the food or something but that's their color. I'll take a pic when I get home to show.
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Although I agree with everyone I actually recently purchased plane Amano shrimp a batch of like 10 and the 8 in my rcs are still there normal color but the two in my apisto tank have actually turned pinkish red. Not sure if it's the food or something but that's their color. I'll take a pic when I get home to show.
It is possible for that to happen. I know it for a fact they can develop a bluish to reddish tint. But not full blown red in any way.

Austin said what I suggested earlier lol. Mistaken female RCS. Sell em at a higher price as amano and say they can't breed in FW. But really they can't breed cause they're all females X.X.
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Amano shrimp and RCS look nothing alike, huge size difference.

It's good to be skeptical about new strains but it's not completely out of the question for new strains to pop up. Lots of new fish and shrimp strains pop up in asia, where do you think the various neocaridina strains came from?
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Amano shrimp and RCS look nothing alike, huge size difference.

It's good to be skeptical about new strains but it's not completely out of the question for new strains to pop up. Lots of new fish and shrimp strains pop up in asia, where do you think the various neocaridina strains came from?
True, but you have to think/know we would have heard about it first. Either from the Germans (where most new strains are cultivated) or from southeast Asians (where the rest are cultivated/many are found)

And I just meant many uninformed LFSes would just accept what a 'knowledgable' supplier tells/sells them.

My LFS tries selling the few RCS they get in as bumblebee shrimp. They give the scientific name of a saltwater fish. So that's what I'm taking about.
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Firestorm of controversy.......
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It would be cool. LFS guy said they would be slightly more cost than regular Amanos.
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It would be cool. LFS guy said they would be slightly more cost than regular Amanos.
And there's the hoax. LOL.

(Also -- many shrimp get shipped as juvie/young adult. So it could be even easier to just say the adult RCS is a young 'red amano' shrimp. Lol.)

Ok ok I'm not saying it is really a hoax. Just keep us posted.
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I went to my LFS today, and noticed that his Amanos had a bluish hue to them. Maybe the ones your LFS has, have a redish hue? maybe that's what he's talking about.

Oh, sorry MABJ lol I guess I didn't read your earlier post lol
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