Purple rcs
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Shrimp & Other Invertebrates


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2013, 04:31 AM   #1
Subtletanks91
Moss'n shrimp pimp
 
Subtletanks91's Avatar
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Redwood city, ca
Posts: 2,509
Arrow

Purple rcs


I was looking at my rcs today, and I was kinda amazed. The ones that weren't as red as my sakura shrimp, started showing purple on them. Like a dark hue of purple. I noticed someone else on here had said the same thing and posted a picture. I just think its odd. Maybe purple cherry shrimp?
__________________
must....have.....more....moss n shrimp!!!!!!!!!!

Subtletanks91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-13-2013, 04:32 AM   #2
Black Hills Tj
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Black Hills Tj's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Posts: 755
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subtletanks91 View Post
I was looking at my rcs today, and I was kinda amazed. The ones that weren't as red as my sakura shrimp, started showing purple on them. Like a dark hue of purple. I noticed someone else on here had said the same thing and posted a picture. I just think its odd. Maybe purple cherry shrimp?
Does this mean we can call them "black cherry shrimp" :P
Black Hills Tj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 04:38 AM   #3
Subtletanks91
Moss'n shrimp pimp
 
Subtletanks91's Avatar
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Redwood city, ca
Posts: 2,509
Default

That's a good point, I'm not sure, it seems more common ow though dont you think? I read someone had trouble breeding there purple rcs, but over half of myne are showing these traits, what the hell could this possibly mean? I like black cherry shrimp. Sounds exotic for a common neo lol
__________________
must....have.....more....moss n shrimp!!!!!!!!!!

Subtletanks91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 04:38 AM   #4
Black Hills Tj
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Black Hills Tj's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Posts: 755
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subtletanks91 View Post
That's a good point, I'm not sure, it seems more common ow though dont you think? I read someone had trouble breeding there purple rcs, but over half of myne are showing these traits, what the hell could this possibly mean? I like black cherry shrimp. Sounds exotic for a common neo lol

Post pics, and yank the best ones for a little selective breeding project. See if you can replicate their colors.
Black Hills Tj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 04:49 AM   #5
Subtletanks91
Moss'n shrimp pimp
 
Subtletanks91's Avatar
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Redwood city, ca
Posts: 2,509
Default

I'll take some pictures tomorrow, my fiancÚ and daughter are in the room sleeping right now.

I can defiantly yank the best ones. But as far as an extra tank to breed them in. I'm stumped. I only have room in my room for 3 tanks, the ones in my signature. If I had my own house, my garage would be full. Lol.

Perhaps I can get a tank divider for my 55 and divide the tank at 8 inches to provide enough room to try and breed them. Or just use my breeder net? What do you think.

How viable would it even be to sell black cherry shrimp. Would people even want them
__________________
must....have.....more....moss n shrimp!!!!!!!!!!

Subtletanks91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 04:54 AM   #6
Shrimpo_Brian
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Shrimpo_Brian's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 509
Default

I've seen this happen to my cherries when the lights are out, but in the morning, to when lights are on, they regain their color. I think it's like a survival trait or something.....
Shrimpo_Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 05:00 AM   #7
Subtletanks91
Moss'n shrimp pimp
 
Subtletanks91's Avatar
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Redwood city, ca
Posts: 2,509
Default

I have my light n all day though, they keep there normal color but there is a purplish hue to it. There the same color throughout the day
__________________
must....have.....more....moss n shrimp!!!!!!!!!!

Subtletanks91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 05:13 AM   #8
bbqthis
Algae Grower
 
bbqthis's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 95
Default

Pics???
bbqthis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 06:49 AM   #9
Subtletanks91
Moss'n shrimp pimp
 
Subtletanks91's Avatar
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Redwood city, ca
Posts: 2,509
Default

Pics coming soon.
__________________
must....have.....more....moss n shrimp!!!!!!!!!!

Subtletanks91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 10:38 AM   #10
Jadenlea
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 680
Default

you could get one of those Marina hang on filters. I know a lot of shrimp keepers use them for their selective breeding. I am on my way to work so I dont have time to search but I know there are a few posts about them in this forum with pics.
Jadenlea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 12:02 PM   #11
peachii
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
peachii's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: TN
Posts: 890
Default

Purple RCS - purple is a good color so yes, there would be people interested in them for sure. I know I would love to have purple shrimp.

Another thing to think of is Wal-Mart sells 10.00 large glass jars in the cooking section, pretty easy to set up with a heater and plants to grow shrimp in. 2 gallons would be plenty to keep for a few months for a breeding project.
peachii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 12:07 PM   #12
Nubster
Planted Tank Guru
 
Nubster's Avatar
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Romney, West Virginia
Posts: 3,550
Default

I've had cherries throw purplish before. Here's one I had a while back...

__________________
EVIL Camera Pimp member #1
NIKON Pimp Club member #012
SunSun Pimp Club member #069

20L OEBT/Super Tiger/PFR Tank 20L Yellow Neo tank

Nubster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #13
inthepacific
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: california
Posts: 577
Default

i've had PFR that were like that, they basically look more maroon than bright red, i think it might have been either just how their colors were or old age. but maybe over time you can get purple though!
inthepacific is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 01:41 PM   #14
Soothing Shrimp
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (131/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,607
Default

I believe purple is entirely breedable in two ways. 1) blue and red pigments on the shell, and 2) fire red with blue tissue. #1 is preferable since #2 has so many challenges with density of pigment.

I *know* this should be possible, however to my knowledge- no one has developed a strain yet (unfortunately including me.) Please do try to develop these and see what comes of it.

Oh, and due to actual cherries that are black, name your strain something to do with purple or there will be confusion. I tried breeding a plum strain a while back, but the genetics were bad for health so I dropped it. Feel free to use the "Plum" moniker if you think it fits, or something else if you think it fits better.
__________________
RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
Soothing Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #15
wicca27
Planted Tank Guru
 
wicca27's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dewey
Posts: 4,814
Send a message via Yahoo to wicca27
Default

my theory is something about the dark green makes some of them turn purple and bring out the more blue chromatophores in them. i hade a few i pulled from a green tub i had out side and they looked purple. i put them in a clear glass and they looked more blue due to seeing more light on them. i figured i would try to breed them and stuck them in a tank with black sand. by the next day they were bright cherry red. so i pulled them and stuck them back in the tub. couple days later purple again. i think it is just them trying to blend in.
wicca27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012