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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hitchicker, A Shrimps Story.

When I re-scaped the last time I used my community tank to float the plants till needed. This tank has fake plants and clown puke, the kid loves it. I clean it a couple months later... (understocked over filtered and low population) I look down and BAM! A huge adult RCS that went chocolate brown with a nice tan stripe, even some baby ramshorn. Crazy... I will edit and post a pic in the morn.

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An RCS that went brown?? Is this a feral shrimp (LOL) or is this an offspring of an RCS that was never red to begin with?
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An RCS that went brown?? Is this a feral shrimp (LOL) or is this an offspring of an RCS that was never red to begin with?
As it turns out she is deep red with a pink stripe! I took her out of the fish tank and put her in the shrimp tank with good lighting. Surprised she survived the community tank.

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As it turns out she is deep red with a pink stripe! I took her out of the fish tank and put her in the shrimp tank with good lighting. Surprised she survived the community tank.

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The shrimp in question.
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I had something like this happen to me too. A huge female went brown.

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Wow......both of those dark ones are equally sweet looking! I admit I have never seen nor heard of such sporadic mutations of this kind from neos.

Casper...LOL yours is hysterical, there appears to be a male shrimp on top of her already trying to make a move?
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Wow......both of those dark ones are equally sweet looking! I admit I have never seen nor heard of such sporadic mutations of this kind from neos.

Casper...LOL yours is hysterical, there appears to be a male shrimp on top of her already trying to make a move?
Yep there sure is! Randy little fella. Lol!

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She is a dark brown with the light brown spot. I never had any other than red RCS. She has a batch of babies and 2 of them are brown males. Should I cull them? I finally got a good pic of her at snack time.

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I would buy brown ones, I'm sure others would as well!
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that surely looks like chocolate colors to me. i personally like cherry shrimp that are like that. i keep a bunch of chocolate shrimp. though i prefer the black ones more than light brown. they look like BTOE.
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is that a columbian ramshorn in the tank in the last pic?
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