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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Can Blue Rilis look like RCS before turning blue?

Purchased some Blue Rilis recently and all looked good except for two of the shrimps which look like RCSs.

I understand that they can look like Red Rilis before the mutation kicks in and the blue takes over. However, I saw two that clearly looks like RCS...could it just be some RCS escapees that made its way into the package?

Thinking about removing them from the designated tank just in case...

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 09:32 PM
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Those are standard Cherry Shrimp.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 11:06 PM
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My understanding is that only the Blue Velvets have the mutation to fade the red into blue- and that is by juvie stage.

Blue rilis have the red bred out from several generations of selective breeding.

That is the difference between those two- and yes, those two look like regular cherries.

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