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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2019, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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What exactly do I have going on here?!?!

Iíve asked the question before, I think. what exactly is going on with my shrimp??! Two of them almost look green, and the other two are just wild form??




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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2019, 04:37 PM
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They look healthy, for what that's worth. All of these color morphs are line-bred and will eventually revert back to wild form if crossed with other colors though. And sometimes even if kept with their own long enough with no culling. In short, I don't think anything is going on with them. Just might want to move ones you don't care for the look of to another tank if you have one. I personally enjoy cull tanks for the variation, but even in those I pull clear shrimp as I see them so I don't wind up with a tank full of those. But if they have pigmentation, I leave them in there. For pure lines that I want to keep, I pull anything that doesn't look like the parent shrimp and place those in the cull tanks. It's a great excuse to set up more aquariums.
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Haha. I think the term divorce is defined as more tanks! Thanks for the info, I figured they were healthy, but that green one was a little freaky! Maybe I can set up a 10 gal in the name of shrimp science


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Quite possibly "color fed" green... meaning the shrimp isn't actually green at all but something in the food is turning the shrimp green.
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Side tangent very lovely looking orange shrimp! And poke-a-dot driftwood (gotta love those female nerties).

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