What kind of shrimp do I have?

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What type of shrimp are these?

  • Ghost Shrimp

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Jme

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15A54B1A-C293-4072-B7A9-D1B072C2F28A.jpeg 23086FB0-C5AA-47DC-A310-7D4577D787A4.jpeg I am new to owning shrimp, so I just wanted to start with the cheapest and see how it worked out for me. I bought 2 “ghost shrimp” they were in a tank with red shrimp and Amano Shrimp. Did I end up with two different shrimp? They look nothing alike. The one with white spots is a lot larger than the one with little dots and a light pinstripe down back.
 

OrionGirl

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Hard to tell from the photo, but looks like the top one is an amano.

But keep in mind there is a lot of variability in amano shrimp color--likely more than one species is called that.
 
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authmal

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Based on those pictures, I don't think either one is a ghost. The eyes on my ghost shrimp look to be relatively further apart than either of those two shrimp.
 

Jme

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Amano shrimp are never the cheapest shrimp, but ghost shrimp are.
Yes I know. I bought 2 “ghost shrimp”, but I believe the guy working at the pet store may have scooped up a different type of shrimp.
 

Jme

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Based on those pictures, I don't think either one is a ghost. The eyes on my ghost shrimp look to be relatively further apart than either of those two shrimp.
I wish I knew what I actually have lol. I went to the pet store and asked for two ghost shrimp which were in a tank mixed with different types of shrimp. So I only paid 47 cents for each one but I think he gave me two different kinds and I have no idea what they are. On the bright side I guess I got $5 shrimp for 47 cents lol
 

authmal

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I was going to vote for the 1 and 1 option, but then I realized that while I think the one in the top picture is an amano, I don't think the one in the bottom is a ghost. Can't get a good look at it in that picture.
 

whitewolfgroup6

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I have amano shrimp and mine are huge. So I think the top looks like amano but the bottom looks like maybe an off shoot of a yellow shrimp. I just got some yellow shrimp and some goldenback yellow shrimp and it looks like what I have. But anyway 47 cents is a steal I would go back and buy all of them.
 
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