View Full Version : Red Cherry Shrimp with White stripe

02-08-2009, 11:34 PM
I have a community tank where I put 4 RCS in about 5 months ago. Since, I really dont see them all too often but when I do, i notice some are VERY deep red (they werent like this when purchased) and some are deep red with a white stripe down their backs? Does this indicate the gender?

I think they've had babies since some are large and some are still medium. I cant be certain of this though since i've never seen more than 4 at any one time.

02-08-2009, 11:59 PM
I only see that on mature females

02-09-2009, 12:39 AM
yeah it has to do with males vs. females

and the females also may have to be breeding to look super red.

02-09-2009, 02:00 AM
I have a few like that as well, nothing to worry about.