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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Neos Color Intensity

Does the color intensity of Neocaridina develop as they age, or is their coloration fully formed at birth? Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 11:33 PM
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They get darker as they age
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Both. heh By juvie you'll have some darker than others.


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Shrimp change quite a bit from babies to adults . Neos especially are variable and some are better colored from the time they hatch on . Females as they mature have the best color especially when they are berried . A month can make a huge difference as they near maturity . Males seem to always have lighter coloration . Just an observation after seeing quite a few shrimp growing . Tank raised Cardina are similar but seem to be more uniform except Tigers which if anything seem to be the most variable depending on the type . Oh and don't forget the conditions that you keep the shrimp under can also have a huge effect on color and intensity as well . And after shipping it can take some time for them to color up or not . Sometimes they arrive fully colored and sometime's pale , again this would be due to handling and other variables . Patience is a virtue as they say and it surely applies with shrimp . Just an opinion from observing a lot of shrimp
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I think Inverted just about covered all bases.


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