Well, the mystery shrimp that were a pale orange just yesterday have now turned fully orange and now exhibit yellow eyes and a yellow dorsal stripe. I have no idea what these shrimp are, and I wish I knew!
Anyways, yeah, that would be cool if they started changing color as well. I threw the 4 remaining females in with a male CRS. Maybe they will crossbreed. Anyways, I'm still off seeking the real Blue Tiger Shrimp.
Indian Dwarf Shrimp, "Rainbow" Shrimp (a name encompassing several species)
best kept at 72°F-80°F
Needs soft to medium hard, alkaline water over the long run. Should not be kept in acidic water at all.
Algae, fish food (flake, pellets etc)
India (probably around Calcutta), might be more widely spread in south Asia.
Larval Development Type:
Completely Suppressed: Larvae assume a benthic lifestyle after hatching, i.e. they are miniature versions of the adults. There is no planktonic larval stage. The hatchlings of this shrimp are EXTREMELY small and grow slowly.
"The Indian Dwarf Shrimp is a shrimp with variable coloration. It's colors can range from gray, green, yellow to wine red and orange, with either faint or bright white stripe on the back. This is one of the species that makes up the unfortunately named "Rainbow Shrimp" sometimes sold in the trade. "Rainbow Shrimp" are at least 3 different species of shrimp collectively sold under one name due to general ignorance on the part of the collectors who ship them out of India."
Describes my shrimp perfectly! Thanks everyone for the help. =) The photos look like my shrimp, too.