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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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CRS newborn coloration?

I am seeing some very young peewee CRS in the tank. They look clearish, I wanted to know how many days or weeks before it starts showing its coloration. Or should they be somewhat colored already when they hatch. Thanks in advance for any help

By the way these are from Jakes batch of his own PRL. Wanted to say thanks Jake for the AWESOME SHRIMPS. I added 6 peewee benibachi PRL to the mix and will be adding other PRL soon to diversify the pool and hopefully get even better colorations and white. Some of these guys are great already. Will have picture up once I get a chance.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 07:34 AM
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they should be pretty colored up when they're born. The patterns may change as they age though, usually they start off with more red, less white, and slowly but surely the red shrinks and white takes over.

Here is a photo of 1 day old CRS:

2 day old:

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