I've had a pair of red rilis in a small bowl, and when I put them in months ago, they were lower grade, without a ton of red, but red nonetheless. When I took them out today to move them to their new home though, I was pretty confused- they had turned blue. They're the only shrimp I've ever had do this, none of the other red in their generation, or the generation before them did this. The female is now berried and a little more yellow, but she has more pronounced stripes. The male has a red splotch on his side, and red dots on his face. Kinda cool, I guess.
This happen to anyone else?
Lighting? Food based change? I've noticed a light iridescent blue in some of my lower grade cherries.. but afaik blues came from neo. Z. Shrimps... And rili were bred from cherry? Idk, hopefully someone knows for certain
It's really hard to take a good picture of a bowl inside a tank, when the shrimp won't stop moving. But here's the 2 low grade rili brothers in the new bowl. The momma's off hiding, but she's got the best colors