Black Cherry Shrimp?

  1. Daylight

    Daylight Valued Member Member

    Whenever I wake up in the morning two of my cherry shrimps are black(this happens everyday). I was wondering why is that happening. I feel like when the lights turn on the black turn into red. I don't know if that is true.
     
  2. liberosis4170

    liberosis4170 Valued Member Member

    Something they are eating perhaps? o-o
    I know Aminos turn blueish if they nom on some marimo moss balls.
    Different shrimp, yes, but if Aminos can change then figured so can Cherries.
     
  3. OP
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    Daylight

    Daylight Valued Member Member

    You know what it might be? I feed them flakes and sometimes algae wafers
     
  4. andychrissytank

    andychrissytank Well Known Member Member

    Shrimp have chromatophores which can be manipulated as camouflage against enemies when they are the most defenseless (resting in the night). They return to their color when they have no need for such a color in the day time and can actively hide or defend themselves
     
  5. OP
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    Daylight

    Daylight Valued Member Member

    so have anyone seen a cherry shrimp do this before
     
  6. andychrissytank

    andychrissytank Well Known Member Member

    Yeah you can find articles about shrimps turning gray/black in the night or videos on youtube. None of minds ever did that even in the lab so you are pretty lucky :]
     
  7. liberosis4170

    liberosis4170 Valued Member Member

    learned something new :eek: