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Back Stripe Just a Genetic Trait?

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Jay_Walker

Apologies if this topic has been covered. A number of my neos, of all colors, display a prominent back stripe (see picture). It is more prominent in some over others. Is this just a genetic trait or is it indicative of a subspecies? Just curious, thanks! 

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travellife

Me too, curious. I mixed cherry and yellow neos. e8f292b66a68e9c61307dabae103d535.jpg

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sdlTBfanUK

The photos are good, showing the stripe.

It isn't that unusual to get a stripe now and again, most people will/have experience that with neocaridina at some stage, though I haven't yet found someone who can explain it? I think, as you say,it is just a genetic trait!

Just enjoy the diversity!

Simon

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beanbag

It's common, but I wonder if your GH or KH are on the low side.

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Zoidburg

Yes, genetic. Females are also more likely to get this stripe than males, but males can sometimes get it too.

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