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    Is the white patch on their back a sign of molting or a problem? I only see a couple at most in a tank with may of these shrimp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by richberstler
    Is the white patch on their back a sign of molting or a problem? I only see a couple at most in a tank with may of these shrimp.
    There are several variations in shrimp. You'll occasionally see cherry shrimp with white dots all over them. Long as your shrimp are acting normal, I wouldn't worry about color variations.

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    The white 'saddle' on the back of a cherry shrimp shows it is a female and that she is ready to spawn ... all cherry females get it
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    i think that might be it, it's a big patch looking like the old skin starting to seperate, but this would make some sense too.


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    when they molt it all comes off at once, if not they have problems. I think you are seeing the "Saddle", new eggs, when they molt the eggs are move to the swimeretes

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    That settles it, thanks everyone!


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