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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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cherry shrimp backs

my cherry shrimp are looking weird. their backs have this weird dull spot. its not the saddle its like a stripe down their back that is dull. im not sure what this means. could it be their molting? what should i do.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 02:27 PM
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 02:38 PM
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It's a racing stripe. It makes them go faster they have shrimp races when the lights go out.

It comes with older age in females.

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I like the stripe, gives them character
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 02:59 PM
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The racing stripes on my RCS were the color of Fire Reds, I suppose that means that if I had selectively bred them, I could have gotten Fire Reds at some point.

It's totally normal .

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usually the cherrys do not have this strip down their backs... only PFS have them, but if you have one on your cherry that just means they have the genetics of a PFS at one point in its time it was inter breeded with a PFS
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 04:42 PM
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Hate to contradict Bryanmc1998 (and this is not done with any malice intended), but this is incorrect. Any cherry is capable of having a stripe. It's in the genetics.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 12:28 AM
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I've had fairly rusty brown-ish shrimp (clearly no PFR genes there!) have a great racing stripe..until she jumped
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