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There is a rust trait out there. Not a health issue, just a red/orange (rust) tinge to the shrimp.
Some like the look of it, some don't.

If I remember correctly, the rust trait originated in Germany on OEBT's. RBT can have the rust trait if their line came from BTOE x OEBT (with Rust trait).
So not all RBT have the rust coloration.
 

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It is so strange. It's on one of my adults. It's almost like a striping of rust on the body. I'm having a hard time getting a picture, but I will. The shrimp is acting completely normal. It does not act or look sick like a rusting disease. It just started to appear which is odd. I am not sure I like it or not. I will see. It could look really neat but the jury is out. Might end up being a cull but will see.
 

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There is a difference between the rust trait, a racing stripe, and shrimp with sudden abnormal coloration caused by internal bacterial infections (they can act fine for a while before dying). Look into and see what resembles yours.
 

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After researching more, I think this may be the rust trait. Waiting to hear back from where I purchased to see if he gets this trait with his. This does not look like a bacterial infection that I can tell.
 

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I found out from my breeders that the females get a hint of rust when they are ready to breed. This is what is happening. I'm positive. Kind of excited!

Will check out Ark too.
 
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