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Squiggle

Hey All, I posted this pic the other day in my macro thread & it's been rolling over in my mind as to why this little fella has red eyes? he came from a SS CRS mamma & I'm not sure about the pappa, it could have been either a SS, SSS CRS or a Golden Bee. The rest of the drop are a mixture or S, SS, SSS CRS & there is another two Golden Bee's who haven't shown the red eyes yet. Could this be something new or is this normal & it's eyes will darken as it gets older? I'm really interested to find out if this is something I should pursue? :confused:

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ineke

It could still come back to it being a true albino they show up in most life forms so why not shrimp?

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Squiggle

That was mentioned the other day but doesn't albinism show pink eyes & lack of colour? Why is he/she yellow, shouldn't he/she be white or clear? :confused:

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ineke

Don't know about that albino fish are pink , but I thought she was pink thats how the picture on my ipad shows her.

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torface

Albino things dont have to be white...

I also have a GB with red eyes, it looks pretty cool :encouragement:

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KillieOrCory

Looks good! Breed some 'White Devil' shrimp. :encouragement: The name is TM by the way :p Lol!

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Squiggle

In real life he/she is yellow like a golden bee & the eye's are bright red, I'll try & get a better shot of him/her tonight. Albino fish are opaque white, the pink tint comes from the blood vessels close to the surface of the fishes body & their eye's are definitely a lot lighter pink that this ones :confused:

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torface

Yes it would be good if you had another to selectively breed it to see if the trait is passed on.

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KillieOrCory

OK then, "Golden Devil" TM :P

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torface
In real life he/she is yellow like a golden bee & the eye's are bright red' date=' I'll try & get a better shot of him/her tonight. Albino fish are opaque white, the pink tint comes from the blood vessels close to the surface of the fishes body & their eye's are definitely a lot lighter pink that this ones :confused:[/quote']

Yes mine is the same but i dont have a photo.

This guy is not white :P

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Matt_95

Albino organisms can still display colour, it's usually the darker pigments that are affected. And there are varying degrees of albinism, some types will still display even black pigments.

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torface
That was mentioned the other day but doesn't albinism show pink eyes & lack of colour? Why is he/she yellow' date=' shouldn't he/she be white or clear? :confused:[/quote']

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hehehehe

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Aquathumb

not sure about the "why" but man he is one cool looking shrimp! looking like a terminator, in shrimp form! :encouragement:

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OzShrimp
not sure about the "why" but man he is one cool looking shrimp! looking like a terminator' date=' in shrimp form! :encouragement:[/quote']

Ditto Awesome shrimp!, hopefully his mentality isnt affected and he becomes a cannibalistic shrimp killer lol

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northboy

Cool lookin little shrimp, a lot of critters with Red eyes are goldish rather than white, either way I go with the consensus breed it

Bob

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Squiggle

Thanks guys, I'm definitely going to breed it, just gotta see if it's a boy or girl the hopefully find one of the opposite sex, just a little excited to see if I can get a pure red eye crystal line :victorious: I'd still really like to know how it came about? :confused:

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BlueBolts

The "Golden Devil"...red eye seams to ONLY appear on GB...have not noticed it in my SW's... I have a few of them, and once you know the sex of yours, I can send you a mate for some selective breeding, to determine whether they'll breed true. :-)

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Squiggle

Wow BB, you never cease to amaze me, I am definitely going to work on these guys in one of my project tanks in the new rack :victorious:

I love the name "Golden Devil" it makes it sound both evil & cool at the same time :encouragement:

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shrimped

it is a cool looking shrimp I like it lol hope it don't get darker eyes as it gets bigger lol

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northboy

Squig

Even if the eye fads as it get bigger, still breed it a you will still be able to improve the red eye with generations

Bob

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BlueBolts

I have adults GB's that still maintain their devil eyes ..... after the selective breeding squiggles, you can breed the OEBT..."Orange Eye", and be the Devil Eye Shrimp Specialist !

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Squiggle

Now that sounds like a plan, only problem is I'd have to build another rack for the OEBT's, lol :encouragement: oh well!

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ninja

YKYWT

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Squiggle

Ok ninja, you've got my attention, what does that mean? :confused:

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ninja
Ok ninja, you've got my attention, what does that mean? :confused:[/quote

You know you want to.

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