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Ghost shrimp vs Neo hetero
Old 01-18-2014, 02:34 PM   #1
 
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Ghost shrimp vs Neo hetero

I am wondering how to identify a glass or ghost shrimp (Paleomonetes sp.) from a bland colored Neocaridina heteropoda. I first got 6 "algae cleaner" shrimp of unknown species. There are only one or two left as far as I can find. Then I got 2 ghost shrimp from Petco, at least sold as such. Now I have RCS from breeders and I don't want them to interbreed and bleed out the color. I know the RCS can breed with the other Neocaridina but not the Paleomonetes. Any distinctive ways to tell the clear colored shrimp apart?

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Old 01-19-2014, 08:48 AM   #2
 
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ghost (glass) shrimp have pale yellow or orange bands on their leg joints and spots on their tails.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:34 PM   #3
 
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Now that I know what to look for, if only I can find them again! I moved 3 big ones 1"+ that all looked alike and I think are the Neocardininas. I put them in my 14g tank and they are gone! They are so camouflaged I may never see them again!
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