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Here are some photos, fresh out of the mail box.
They were sold me as yellow and the photos of the sale were of some lovely yellow shrimp, but as you can see, they aren't yellow.

Are they like some RCS and will they "yellow up" once they destress? OR did I just get 20ish "clear" shrimp? lol

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shipping stress makes them lose a lot of color. give them a week or two and they'll color back up. Shrimp also try to blend into their backgrounds so if they're on darker substrate they'll be a more brilliant color (the shrimp don't know what color they are)
 

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Should be fine, might just be stressed out. I would put them against something dark so we can tell the difference more.

That said, I got mine from a fellow PT and they came yellow and stayed the same shade.
 

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If they don't color up and you aren't happy with the color in a few weeks, maybe you could use some plants and we could trade :)

Don't feed them to Mr Pinchy!

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I would be disappointed, but I only got shrimp in the mail from one person before, and both occasions the shrimp were bright as Christmas bulbs. Shrimp I got before in person at a group auction were stressed from being in the bag all day, and people gawking at them, still had color.
I can see them being pale for a day or two from a rough USPS trip, like fish, but I can't even see a hint of yellow.
Also, the stock photo doesn't look yellow to me. Looks orange?

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shipping stress makes them lose a lot of color. give them a week or two and they'll color back up. Shrimp also try to blend into their backgrounds so if they're on darker substrate they'll be a more brilliant color (the shrimp don't know what color they are)
Thank you for this explanation... I'd always heard dark substrates made them bright, but never figured out how that was adaptive. :)

And great pics, Mamabear, I hope they do get brighter over the next several days!
 

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I got a really good price on them...so I'm not too wounded if they don't turn out spectacular but I'm still hoping they yellow up a bit more. Those silly Carbon Rilis in there don't show up at all. It's like playing a game of "where's waldo" trying to find those!
 
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