View Full Version : ID these shrimp please

02-09-2008, 10:53 PM
I went to the LFS last week and bought some "green shrimp". I don't think that's what I got.

They also had "Yamato shrimp", which are also called Amano shrimp. I think I ended up with these instead.

I've attached a few pictures, could you tell me what you think?

02-09-2008, 10:56 PM
They are Japonica Shrimp - google images 'Japonica Shrimp' and you will see they are the same....

They only breed in brakish and need nearly full salt to grow up... once 3 months they can go back to freshwater

They are lovely

02-09-2008, 10:59 PM
yeah i agree look the same as mine

02-09-2008, 11:55 PM
Yeah, I figured as much ... Damn, looks like I'll have to get a 5g to do a brackish growout tank if I want to breed them ... :19:

Probably for the best though, they're too big to get munched by out bumblebee catfish and all there Greens were dead when I last went to the store.