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05-22-2014, 09:35 AM
I have so far two of these shrimps (http://www.atlantaaquarium.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2943&d=1400769006). Can someone tell me what they are (variance of red cherry shrimp?)

Thank you,



05-22-2014, 11:19 AM
Looks like a Chocolate or Black Cherry or Black Sakura variety of the neos.



Or, if that is an actual stripe and not lighting, then maybe Black Zebra


05-22-2014, 11:41 AM
Looks like it might be a hybrid throwback. I have seen a few throwbacks like this when different color strains interbreed. Is it black or a very dark bluish when hit with high light? You say you two, did they crop out of cherries or ...?

05-22-2014, 01:46 PM
Thank you Rhaethe for the link. It seems closest to the Neocaridina heteropoda " Black Satura".

Roger, initially I thought it came from RCS, but in fact came as blue grass shrimps 2 years ago and since have evolved with various colors of green / blue to brown and black. So they are definitely Neocaridina sp.

05-22-2014, 06:57 PM
Many of the RCS around come from Neocaridina davidi (name has changed a few times over the years, one name was heteropoda another denticulata sinensis ). However, some rcs have come from Neocaridina zhangjiajiensis. The latter has a more bluish wild type the former more green brown. One originates from Malaysia the other Taiwan. If I recall correctly. Both species have rcs forms and crossing these get hybrid color types.