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CBS mutation or just bad genes?

I found this little guy today, usually my young CBS are very colorful.


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 05:44 AM
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That's something I would cull. It may be young though, how big is it ATM?

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Isn't that a wild bee shrimp? It's more like a recessive gene of CBS
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looks like a stressed cbs to me
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Its a young CBS (about 4mm). I don't think is stressed, there is at least 100 babies in that tank, and thiis one is the only one with that color. But again it could be bad genes=bad health=*stress (mordalphus point) or a will bee (CM point)... I like the wild bee theory better :P
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Wild bee is a different species.
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Looks stressed as well.

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i kinda like it. the black color looks nice almost a blue color. but yeah i would check parameters just to make sure and if nothing else move it to another tank for now
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You don't have any bumblebee shrimp in that tank do you?
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I saw a wild bee like that with a light blue color in a fully established tank. But I have also seen wild bees exhibit that color in stress at an auction. Whatever it is, if it were a wild bee, I like the blueish color
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You don't have any bumblebee shrimp in that tank do you?
No, I don't have bumblebees.
My water parameters and temperature are perfect, so I'm discarding stress (at least water related). This is a young guy probably a month old, it's the only one that looks like that and everybody else looks healthy. I just think its no the most attractive shrimp in the tank now, but lets see what happens when it gets older
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Keep us updated, I would really like to see what this little guy/gal turns out like.
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CBS mutation or just bad genes?

I spotted this guy again today, it seems a bit more colorful.


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what is your current water parameters? look like losing white and black a bit
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CBS mutation or just bad genes?

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what is your current water parameters? look like losing white and black a bit
What water parameters would bring out the white an black more?
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