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Do rilis like "yucky" when still babies?

*Do rilis look ugly when still babies?*
I just got 10 Red rilis from Ocean Blue for 1$ each today and I got
some clear babies with green heads/ blue tint body with red head. They didn't look so good, do they look better as they get older? I wish I could of picked the ones I wanted.

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Usually they start out red and then start to lose the color in the midsection by the time they are getting to be juvie.

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If they are clear, they are likely to stay clear. he blue tint sounds more like blue rilis. But really, you need to wait and see how they turn out!!

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If you want..

Take pictures now.

Then wait a few days, take some more pictures.

Hopefully you'll see a difference.
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Yea it was probably because the car ride was bumpy and they got stressed out. I'm starting to see sick colors on them. I've noticed the rilis have a red spine unlike the fire reds.

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rili can come in all kinds of shades mine do any way. i started out with some nice red rili and they turned blue on me. i have some that look like vlevets, some green tinted, reds, and what i call purple




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Your babies are clear/blue tinted with orange heads? NICE!
Thanks for the pics. Mines look "sorta" like that.

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2 of the ones in that last pic are red tigers i have more pics if you want to see
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Oh... and YES PLEASE!

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rili and crs


"puple" and ice blue rili


blue and reds


red and a green tinted one


red with blue/green saddles
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Yea, the one in the 3rd pic looks exactly like mines. Is that substrate aquasoil? Thanks for the pics man. I'm glad I didn't get ripped off, but then again... after I came home... I lost 70$. Pretty pissed. I think I either gave the guy an extra 60$ or I dropped it. That's probably why my parents don't like me keeping my money.... good thing vietnamese new year is in a week! SHRIMP SHOPPING SPREE HERE I COME!!! LOL. And that's probably why you don't drink Dr.Pepper. XD

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no i use fluval shrimp stratum. its worked well for me and ive had it a year. all my blue rili came from the red and clear rili and i ended up with 95% blues a year later. the purple rili didnt end up breeding well so i dont have many show up of those. but they are pretty when they do show up. rili can be fun to play with since i get alot of diff colors from mine but they all give the diff colors so just cause you gor blue/green ones does not mean they wont give you red babies. i even ended up with a pretty dark cherry from one of the blues i had and all its babies ended up the red and clear rili
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Man. I'm confused now... if you got your CRS to breed for a year with FSS. Do you think I should go with FSS again or look for ADA? :O

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i think alot of it depends on the tap water to start off with. i plan on trying fss when i get more. and if you use ro water then it will last alot longer any way. people have had mixed results with fss i have had great luck with it so i plan on sticking with it
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i find mine either come out red stripe as baby or just blue ..

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