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...for new shrimp to be very colorless? I ordered some RCS from a member on the boards and they arrived nowhere near as red as I had hoped. I'm just wondering if this is a condition due to shipping stress?
 

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Given that you have good water conditions, your shrimp will color up nicely over the next day or two as they acclimate to your tank. They lose their color when stressed.
 

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Your shrimp (the females at least) should color up once acclimated to their new conditions. It is normal for them to arrive quite colorless due to the stress of shipping.
 

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Also, the males don't color much at all. They're pretty clear with the reddish stripes on either side of the "spine." Keep the lights off for a day and make sure they have moss and plants to hang on to. I'm sure they'll color up in no time.
 

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I noticed mine coloring up within 2-4 hours of receiving them. Full coloration in about 48 hours. Just follow what others said and they'll be fine.
 

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::nods::

though I have some pretty nice looking boys. not fully red like the girls, but with little tiger stripes of red all over them.
 

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::nods::

though I have some pretty nice looking boys. not fully red like the girls, but with little tiger stripes of red all over them.
::sticks tung out::

Yeah but my males are prettiest with gold tinge:tongue:

Follow advise from others...And don't really pay attention to my ownishness :icon_lol: (lol)

-Andrew
 

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Also take into account that many people ship juveniles because they are more hardy when it comes to shipping. If that's the case they may take significantly longer to color up fully.

Brian
 
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