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Blaxicanlatino 07-10-2008 03:40 PM

Ghost shrimp colors?
 
I just recently bought to ghost/glass shrimps. Im sure that one is a male and the other is a female due to the dramatic size difference. I always thought that they would be a clear color but is it normal for them to sport black/green spots on their bodies? with red spots on their claws? Thank you 8)

paytheplayer 07-13-2008 01:20 PM

I bought a ghost shrimp a little over a month ago. He always had a few black spots on him. Although now, I can still see through him, but he has a yellow tint to him, and now he's easier to spot. I didn't know if this was natural or not at the time, but apparently it is.

okiemavis 07-13-2008 09:16 PM

Mine have red bits on their claws and have some greenish coloring to them as well. Their stomachs will also be the color of whatever you've fed them :P

Alf 07-27-2008 06:51 PM

once they get big they will all have red spots on their claws. lol and yeah, their bellies will be the color of whatever they ate. they also will sometimes turn yellowish on the inside all over their bodies. im not sure what causes this but its nothing bad, just a natural thing. (not to be confused with the white color they turn when they die) :)

Dtld9 07-27-2008 11:03 PM

All the one's that have survived in my tanks have had all of the above plus red markings on the top of thier antenae. I was worried that they had some kind of mite or somthing when I saw that lol.

markiee55 08-07-2008 05:59 PM

umm...you might have a baby long-armed prawn.

i bought 5 gs and all died but one...tht one turned out to be a fish killer.

beware. :?

Blaxicanlatino 10-20-2008 08:13 AM

what causes the deadly white coloration? 0_o

SinCrisis 10-23-2008 12:08 PM

the white coloration doesn't cause death, death causes the white coloration. So, your shrimp turns white after death.

Blaxicanlatino 10-24-2008 08:34 AM

mine is white now. How can that be explained? shes been like that for weeks

paytheplayer 10-24-2008 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Blaxicanlatino (Post 149055)
mine is white now. How can that be explained? shes been like that for weeks

Pics would help.

I've had my ghost shrimp for a few months now, and he's been every colour under the rainbow. For the most part, he stays a slight tint of green. I have never seen him white though.


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