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I woke up this morning an dropped some blanched vegetables in the tank and saw that all my clear or light colored RCS are swimming around like fish. There are about 40 of them darting around the tank. The darker colored ones seem to be fine and grazing like sea cattle. I'm not sure why this is occurring. Is this something I should be worried about?

1st image shows the clear shrimp swimming while the second image shows the darker ones crawling.



 

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The lighter colored RCS are probably your males, and the darker ones your females. Most likely, a female has molted, and is ready to breed. When that happens, she releases a scent which the males pick up and dart around the tank looking for the female. The females that have not molted really do not care and go about their business of eating.
 

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So nothing to worry about. Just horny males.

I did have six or seven visible molt shells laying around the front of the tank this morning. One was from an Amano. Hopefully the cherries aren't trying to ride an Amano.
 

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I witnessed so much shrimp gang rape today. The females tried to fight them, but to no avail. For some reason I thought it would be sweeter... more gentle. Shrimp are far from civilized. They are far less cute to me now than yesterday.
 
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