normally cherries have green/dark eyes, correct?
well, i found a couple of these guys hanging out---they dont have the best coloration (i think they're males) but their eyes really caught my attention....does this happen with you guys too? is this normal? it would be super cool if we could get sakuras to have these eyes.
@captivate05: yeah, that's what i thought as well....it seems right now that only the males seem to have these eyes. i have yet to find females that do. i've never seen blue eyed cherries before---would you happen to have a pic?
@mordalphus: ah. i see. ok. i'll keep an eye out for that then! thanks!
Yes, they shed every few weeks in healthy aquariums. Either they shed or die.
If you have at least 50 cherry shrimps, maybe even less, you will be able to look now and find some with yellow, or white, or grey, or light blue eyes.. They are in different stages of molting. I've found by the time their eyes are white, they will molt in the next 48 hours.
It's completely normal, and nothing to worry about.
just learned something new today . I have shrimp and I've never seen that on any of mine but maybe I never looked close enough. My first guess was that those were green shrimp...mine have those type of eyes. Any chance you mixed a few greens into your batch of RCS?
I knew they molted, that's not what I meant. I didn't realized their exoskeleton lost pigments progressively as do snakes before a shed. I can clearly see pupils that are not milky on pale eyed shrimp. The scale covering snake's eyes becomes fairly opaque, and because it's the scale, the color is very notable over the pupils as well.
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