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czer1984
22nd Feb 2009, 06:36 AM
i recently purchased red cherry shrimp online, dont get me wrong these are one of the reddest cherry shrimp i seen in my life. But for some reason during the day they look fine nice and red, but when the evening starts coming around they start loosing there color, ones around 8pm they just look like snowball ball shrimp........ is something wrong here?????????

YOUR ADVICE PLEASE.......:bs_help:

Frank
22nd Feb 2009, 03:24 PM
Check water parameters over the day.
Perhaps you find something strange.

czer1984
22nd Feb 2009, 03:41 PM
all meters are fine
nitrite 0
nitrate 0
hardness: soft
ph: 7.0
temp: 74

Valthenya
22nd Feb 2009, 11:38 PM
there is a theory that some people are selling shrimp that are dyed

cgw19593
22nd Feb 2009, 11:49 PM
i recently purchased red cherry shrimp online, dont get me wrong these are one of the reddest cherry shrimp i seen in my life. But for some reason during the day they look fine nice and red, but when the evening starts coming around they start loosing there color, ones around 8pm they just look like snowball ball shrimp........ is something wrong here?????????

YOUR ADVICE PLEASE.......:bs_help:
What is the photo period for this tank? Are the lights going out within a few hours of 8 pm? Can I assume that the shrimp are red again in the morning? If this is the case, the shrimp are probably adjusting their color for the normal day/night cycle.