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Hello guys..just got this little guy from my batch of Red Chery Shrimps..got this batch and breeding since 01 year..what you think? 861f3af75a543166e11f6a4cabf0aaeb.jpg

 

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sdlTBfanUK

I'm not that clear as to what the question is?

I have had some with a stripe down the back in the past, or do you think it is sick? If you think it may be sick I attach the link to that thread which you can scroll through to see if there is anything the same or similar. It is a bit long.

https://skfaquatics.com/forum/forums/topic/5052-shrimp-diseases-and-diagnosis/

It looks like you have fished it out which is a good idea. I can't really be much more help myself as I haven't had to deal with sick shrimps. It may be helpful to others if you give a bit more info, how it differs from the others in the tank, parameters, tank setup etc, the more the better - assuming you think it is sick of coarse???

Wow you have been keeping them a long time!

Simon

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I'm not that clear as to what the question is?
I have had some with a stripe down the back in the past, or do you think it is sick? If you think it may be sick I attach the link to that thread which you can scroll through to see if there is anything the same or similar. It is a bit long.
https://skfaquatics.com/forum/forums/topic/5052-shrimp-diseases-and-diagnosis/
It looks like you have fished it out which is a good idea. I can't really be much more help myself as I haven't had to deal with sick shrimps. It may be helpful to others if you give a bit more info, how it differs from the others in the tank, parameters, tank setup etc, the more the better - assuming you think it is sick of coarse???
Wow you have been keeping them a long time!
Simon
Thanks a lot for your input..i am still unsure whether it is sick or it is something else..i noticed several shrimps looked like this, white an orange stripe across their back and they were separated from the rest

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kms

The strip along the back is normal, just like the yellow shrimp which also has this.

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You are definitely doing the right thing by quarantining them until you find out more. Hopefully it may be a new colour combo and if you don't get any deaths or information there is a problem I would keep them quarantined for a couple of weeks and if all ok then put them back. I have seen various over the years with stripes though they are usually a beige colour stripe.

Hope it turns out well and someone may be able to clarify for you!

Simon

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You are definitely doing the right thing by quarantining them until you find out more. Hopefully it may be a new colour combo and if you don't get any deaths or information there is a problem I would keep them quarantined for a couple of weeks and if all ok then put them back. I have seen various over the years with stripes though they are usually a beige colour stripe.
Hope it turns out well and someone may be able to clarify for you!
Simon
Yes for sure...i do hope they are a new color combo like u said..the stripes are solid orange

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The strip along the back is normal, just like the yellow shrimp which also has this.
The thing is all my shrimps were Red Cherry with no stripes since last year...only now i am noticing this sudden color change

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it really mean, your shrimps are not PBL, I have crs now, its first berrie gave red crs, second batch of berries gave 18 black crs or black king Kong, now it's on its carrying its 3rd berrie.

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it really mean, your shrimps are not PBL, I have crs now, its first berrie gave red crs, second batch of berries gave 18 black crs or black king Kong, now it's on its carrying its 3rd berrie.
Maybe they are not pure blood line RCS..only time will tell the outcome

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Unless you cull regularly low quality shrimps or buy new blood stock you just end up with what I believe are 'reverting to wild' shrimps. I have had mine about 5 years just the one lot of reds, nothing else. Now about half are a strong red and half various clear (some like tigers) and some fully mid brown with light brown stripe down the back. They all originate from that one first group of reds and very much neglected so nature has done its own thing. I removed some of the brown ones to put in my betta tank and they seem to be having some quite pretty orange babies now?

From what I have read over the years you need to keep introducing new bloodlines occasionally and removing poorer quality shrimps to keep a good steady colour, but if, like me, you don't you don't know what you may end up getting (there are a couple of pics in the gallery of my 'wild type' if you are interested.

Fingers crossed you have just come across a new colour combo and they are healthy, now that would be exciting...............

Simon

 

 

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Unless you cull regularly low quality shrimps or buy new blood stock you just end up with what I believe are 'reverting to wild' shrimps. I have had mine about 5 years just the one lot of reds, nothing else. Now about half are a strong red and half various clear (some like tigers) and some fully mid brown with light brown stripe down the back. They all originate from that one first group of reds and very much neglected so nature has done its own thing. I removed some of the brown ones to put in my betta tank and they seem to be having some quite pretty orange babies now?
From what I have read over the years you need to keep introducing new bloodlines occasionally and removing poorer quality shrimps to keep a good steady colour, but if, like me, you don't you don't know what you may end up getting (there are a couple of pics in the gallery of my 'wild type' if you are interested.
Fingers crossed you have just come across a new colour combo and they are healthy, now that would be exciting...............
Simon
 
 
My friend..that last part got me so excites now..i really hope i am having a new color combo

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4 hours ago, d3ss3n said:

new color combo

It's not a new colour morph. It's normal in RCS as kms mentioned.

No one has ever figured out why some RCS do this, and some don't. At least, I have not read anything about it's proven explanation. 

It could be a sexual maturity thing, some say it's only seen in females. Most photos are from the top to show the stripe on the shrimp, so it's hard to confirm if it's a female or not. Can you take a side shot of the shrimp? But then again, it's been seen in juvenile shrimp as well.

It could also be a diet thing.

It could be a genetics thing, where some think it's loosing it's refined genetics and close to reverting to wild type.

Or it could be a stress reaction.

We call them "Racing Stripes", makes the shrimp faster. 

They can disappear as quickly as they appeared. So don't be surprised to find them gone one day.

In Australia, we have a native shrimp called the Chameleon, who has the ability to change their colour to blend in to their surroundings for camouflage. They have this strip too, which they use to camouflage themselves against the substrate. 

So if I have to take a guess, it is a combo of camouflage and stress in that shrimp that causes it. A close second would be poor genetics. 

So check your water parameters as a precaution.

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It's not a new colour morph. It's normal in RCS as kms mentioned.
No one has ever figured out why some RCS do this, and some don't. At least, I have not read anything about it's proven explanation. 
It could be a sexual maturity thing, some say it's only seen in females. Most photos are from the top to show the stripe on the shrimp, so it's hard to confirm if it's a female or not. Can you take a side shot of the shrimp? But then again, it's been seen in juvenile shrimp as well.
It could also be a diet thing.
It could be a genetics thing, where some think it's loosing it's refined genetics and close to reverting to wild type.
Or it could be a stress reaction.
We call them "Racing Stripes", makes the shrimp faster. 
They can disappear as quickly as they appeared. So don't be surprised to find them gone one day.
In Australia, we have a native shrimp called the Chameleon, who has the ability to change their colour to blend in to their surroundings for camouflage. They have this strip too, which they use to camouflage themselves against the substrate. 
So if I have to take a guess, it is a combo of camouflage and stress in that shrimp that causes it. A close second would be poor genetics. 
So check your water parameters as a precaution.
Thnks for your input mate..i have noticed this orange stripe only in a few adult shrimps only and they were separated..need to check on the babies too just in case

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6 hours ago, d3ss3n said:

i have noticed this orange stripe only in a few adult shrimps only and they were separated

You don't need to separate them. It's not a disease.

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