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jojowhisky

Hi everyone,

Spotted an "off" colour amongst the fire red babies in my tank last night.

Is this a common occurance?

 

Looks to be light blue amdist the moss and dark blue on the substrate?

 

First batch of babies for me so i am just wanting to know more about colouration.

Have 2 to 3 of them currently.

 

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Zoidburg

I've had red shrimp turn blue when the lights were off, but after the lights have been on for a while, they turned back to red.

 

If they are actually blue shrimp, then I'd have to question whether you have fire reds or bloody marys. I've heard bloody mary can throw some wacky colors sometimes...

 

If indeed fire reds, not sure what the blue ones would be called.

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I've had red shrimp turn blue when the lights were off, but after the lights have been on for a while, they turned back to red.
 
If they are actually blue shrimp, then I'd have to question whether you have fire reds or bloody marys. I've heard bloody mary can throw some wacky colors sometimes...
 
If indeed fire reds, not sure what the blue ones would be called.
bloody mary? Hmmm they were sold as fire reds at the store.
That picture was them when the lights were switched on for 7 hours.
Interesting that you point out they change colour in relation to lights.
Below are some pictures of them.

Most of the babies are red, some are transparent, i think 2 are like a dark grey and than those weird blue ones. Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me.

Thank you for your input on this zoidburg!

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Below are some pictures of them.

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**correction: meant to say the latest photos are photos of the adult "fire reds"**

Do they look like bloody marys to you?

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sdlTBfanUK

I can't say what they are and will leave that to others, but when you bought the shrimps were they in a single colour tank or mixed with different colours, so then the babies could be cross bred. Of coarse they may have cross bred before they got to the place that you bought them?

Are these the shrimp in with the red crystals in the 16L? They have very good colour!

Simon

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Zoidburg

Bloody Mary actually don't come out in pictures very well... but they are kind of translucent as they have red flesh rather than a red shell.

Fire reds, to my understanding, should be more opaque in coloration.


I have Bloody Mary from two different lines... and honestly, they don't look the same! LOL They are both red shrimp, but one line the shrimp are more of a vibrant rich red, and the others are a darker red...

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I can't say what they are and will leave that to others, but when you bought the shrimps were they in a single colour tank or mixed with different colours, so then the babies could be cross bred. Of coarse they may have cross bred before they got to the place that you bought them?
Are these the shrimp in with the red crystals in the 16L? They have very good colour!
Simon
Hi simon!
Yep they were in a single coloured tank when i bought them. They were sold for sgd$2 each.
Yep they are now in the main tank with the red crystals. I dont know anything about breeding but put these 2 breeds tgt because back than i only had bought this one tank and thought they would be ok together because they share the same red colour?(my stupid brain)
Will have to see those blues if they are truely blues i guess. Maybe if they reach adulthood they will have another colour?? For now, i think you may be right they have been cross bred when they were put on sale.

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Bloody Mary actually don't come out in pictures very well... but they are kind of translucent as they have red flesh rather than a red shell.
Fire reds, to my understanding, should be more opaque in coloration.

I have Bloody Mary from two different lines... and honestly, they don't look the same! LOL They are both red shrimp, but one line the shrimp are more of a vibrant rich red, and the others are a darker red...
I have been schooled again.
Thank you for the guide on how to tell them apart.
Sometimes i think the store owners dont change the tags on the tanks. They probably just restock empty tanks with livestock as soon as it is empty.
Saw like a blue bolt tag but it had red cherries in there
Bought the fire reds because they were pretty to look at.

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The Red Cherry are perfectly fine with the crystals as they can't interbreed, I was just a bit confused by the Red cherry reference early on and the Fire red/Bloody Mary later, wasn't sure whether you had both? I think I am all caught up now though?

It looks like they must be cross bred, unless as Zoidburg says they change colour for periods dependant on light? A nice shade of blue in the photo.

Hope you enjoy setting the new tank(s) up this weekend.

Simon

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11 hours ago, sdlTBfanUK said:

The Red Cherry are perfectly fine with the crystals as they can't interbreed, I was just a bit confused by the Red cherry reference early on and the Fire red/Bloody Mary later, wasn't sure whether you had both? I think I am all caught up now though?

New info coming out... Neos can possibly breed with Tigers, so by extension, may also breed with Crystals... although I don't know how a situation like that would come up...

Fire Reds and Bloody Mary's are a type of Red Cherries... Fire Red being a grade of Cherry, Bloody Mary a different color. But yes, very confusing! Jojo's shrimp were sold as Fire Reds.

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