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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Luminous Red Cherry Shrimp

Yesterday after swithing the light off I noticed a lot of my RCSes were luminous. It looks like a lot crawling lights in my tank and I wonder if that is a common occurence since this was the first time I noticed it.
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 07:24 PM
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do you have moon lights or any nearby lights that could somehow reflect off the shrimp?

Otherwise that is really cool. Breed them and sell them as glow in the dark shrimp
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They are definitely luminous RCSes!!! At first I noticed two, close to the bottom of my tank and then I looked up towards the surface and at least a dozen luminous ones were feeding on my floating Hydrocotyle, which has leaves badly eaten by this shrimp.

So this seems to be definite. I will check it again this evening for confirmation of my observations...
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I noticed my RCS eyes glow in the dark. But then again it could be just some light bouncing off their tapetum.
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Laura, I asked if luminescence is known to manifest itself in RCSes. The whole bodies were bright yellow upon the dark background of the tank.

I'm not talking about Skunk Ape prowling in your neighborhood!! Just imagine your Grandma coming to see you right after midnight....
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I've never heard of it and I still wanna see some pics!

And Skunk Ape never visited my Grandma, before OR after midnight... IDK about yours?

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I found another report about luminous shrimp here: http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...d.php?t=150885
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And he never provided decent proof.


Anybody who wants to see a 'decent proof', is welcome to drop in this evening about 11 o'clock with a bottle of good wine to clarify one's vision...

On a serious note, one has to be conscious of all these predictions concerning coming of the end of the Earth the very next year!!!

And this may be one of the signs....
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I know if my shrimp did this.. I would def have pics to be shown .
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