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Old 05-11-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Red Amano Shrimp???

LFS says they will be ordering these from (maybe Taiwan, can't remember atm).
Has to get a pretty large order to pay for shipping.

Anyone have these and do you have some good pics to share?

Same care as regular Amano?
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Not possible. Your LFS likes to mislabel shrimp. I would not purchase them.
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I don't doubt it! LOL I agree. Some one on here said they heard there was one which had a red stripe, but thought they were dyed and some fish store guy said he had had them for a couple months and they had not lost color.

Any idea, has anyone seen these, were they dyed?

I will tell him not to waste his money! lol

As I have mentioned before, he says he doesn't know anything about them (shrimp) but is learning and orders them because people want them. And sometimes they send things that aren't even what he ordered.

I will try the newer LFS store in another town, but they have really high prices. I will see if they know any more. When I called them they wanted 6.99 for a ping pong ball size of Java moss. Off hand, I can't remember how much each type shrimp was but $12 and $16 and they were 2-3x what this guy was charging. Also for fish, same thing.
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I've never heard of red amanos. Caveat emptor.
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I've never heard of red amanos. Caveat emptor.
Hahaha so true.
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I don't doubt it! LOL I agree. Some one on here said they heard there was one which had a red stripe, but thought they were dyed and some fish store guy said he had had them for a couple months and they had not lost color.

Any idea, has anyone seen these, were they dyed?

I will tell him not to waste his money! lol

As I have mentioned before, he says he doesn't know anything about them (shrimp) but is learning and orders them because people want them. And sometimes they send things that aren't even what he ordered.

I will try the newer LFS store in another town, but they have really high prices. I will see if they know any more. When I called them they wanted 6.99 for a ping pong ball size of Java moss. Off hand, I can't remember how much each type shrimp was but $12 and $16 and they were 2-3x what this guy was charging. Also for fish, same thing.
Well like Lynda said, just beware of what you buy. Amanos don't have a red variation and dying is cruel.

They could be female RCS, as there is a Taiwan variant. You could always msg us while in the fish store with a picture lol
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Caveat emptor.
Well said!

It will be a little while before he gets them 4-6 weeks probably. They have been back ordered. I will see if he will show them to me on his computer order screen, and see if I can get a pic of the screen pic. I will for sure post a pic if I can get one.

Also think he said he had ordered and received green Amano which looked to me and him, like "regular ones", his quote. Actually he had one of the regular ones which looked blue!
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Well said!

It will be a little while before he gets them 4-6 weeks probably. They have been back ordered. I will see if he will show them to me on his computer order screen, and see if I can get a pic of the screen pic. I will for sure post a pic if I can get one.

Also think he said he had ordered and received green Amano which looked to me and him, like "regular ones", his quote. Actually he had one of the regular ones which looked blue!
Call me a skeptic. Seeing is believing!
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OK you are a skeptic! But I guess I am one too. You all here have more information about shrimp types and care so just so you know I will trust you more!!!
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I was reading through, and a thought just popped up in my head. What if they're really really low grade RCS? Females are larger, so that could be confused with Amanos? My oldest girl RCS has a red line going Down her back.
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