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question about why my shrimp look diffrent

I have about 13 shrimp in my tank right now witch were bred from 2 red cherry shrimp about 3 or 4 look diffrent than rest .The diffrent ones are more clear with red spots others all red , they are all about the same age

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The red and clear are closer to wild type or run of the mill cherrys. The solid reds look like sakura grade rcs to me. It just has to do with culling and the grade of the mama and papa shrimp. Cull out the lower grades you'll eventually end up with pfr

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just lower grade cherry or it could be a male. males will always be less red than females. by looking at the pic and lack of a saddle i would say the one one the rock is a male i dont know about the others but that one is
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males and females are different. Males tend to have less colors than females when it comes to lower grades.
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The first pic is definatly a male. The others seem to be females as you can see the saddle. But in high grade rcs like pfr super reds as well even the males show very little clear saturation in pigments. I've had a male as solid as a sakura grade female and my females have always been pfr

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