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R.sok 01-10-2013 12:48 AM

Anyone have Albino shrimp?
I noticed one of my juvenile red cherry shrimp is completely white, I'm talking about eyes & all. Would it be an albino?

GeToChKn 01-10-2013 01:19 AM

I believe the official reply is

MABJ 01-10-2013 01:21 AM

I agree. I don't think it is possible.

EDIT: albinism is possible in any organism. But seeing as it hasn't happened in captivity yet, I doubt it is possible in this situation.

Anyways. Pics please.

pejerrey 01-10-2013 01:38 AM

Pics or it didn't happen!

fplata 01-10-2013 01:42 AM

Sounds like you have a dead shrimpo

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GeToChKn 01-10-2013 01:43 AM

Or saw your first molt and thought it's a shrimp. I did that.

R.sok 01-10-2013 02:34 AM

My Camera doesn't really take good pictures *iphone* But I tried the best I could.

I know it isn't a molt I've been observing the shrimp for about a week now, he/she eats the same as everyone else & although some of the siblings aren't full red, In person this one for sure stands out being extremely white with full white eyes.

MABJ 01-10-2013 03:09 AM

Looks like a snowball shrimp. My iPhone takes great pics. You just have to be patient. And tap to focus lol

R.sok 01-10-2013 03:22 AM

I was trying but the shrimp was going all over the place, It's about 2 weeks old & is easy to spot in my tank full of 40ish babies. I am excited to see how the shrimp will look in a month or so

Vincent Tran 01-10-2013 03:38 AM

Does it look like this?

mordalphus 01-10-2013 03:39 AM

albino shrimp would be like any other albino, white skinned and red eyed.

That looks more like a clear shrimp, which is somewhat common in cherries, especially males.

R.sok 01-10-2013 03:42 AM


Originally Posted by Vincent Tran (Post 2198082)

It does except the eyes are full white, no signs of any type of color in the eyes. I was thinking it may be blind but when I take a chopstick & bring it near it does move away

aznrice247 01-10-2013 03:50 AM

could it be possible his cherries mixed with a snowball in the past before he got his shrimp?

amberoze 01-10-2013 04:01 AM

I have three tanks with cherries and I get full white shrimp all the time. Sometimes they take longer to color up, sometimes they don't color up at all. These are my culls that go in my community tank as good. They are basically low grade cherries. Like they are reverting back to wild type coloring or something.

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Senior Shrimpo 01-12-2013 03:27 AM


Originally Posted by fplata (Post 2196786)
Sounds like you have a dead shrimpo


Haha jk

looks like a snowball

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