Can Bamboo Shrimp Turn White? Question

Discussion in 'Bamboo Shrimp' started by Timmy1027, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Timmy1027

    Timmy1027Valued MemberMember

    I had my bamboo shrimp for two months and I have seen it ranging from wine red to woody yellow, just like the pictures I searched online. But this mornig, I found it pale white. Is that normal? Or sign of caution?


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  2. Piaelliott

    PiaelliottWell Known MemberMember

    Shrimp shed their skin. Are you sure it is alive or just the exoskeleton?
  3. OP

    Timmy1027Valued MemberMember

    Yes. It is alive. It didn't change color after molting before
  4. Piaelliott

    PiaelliottWell Known MemberMember

    I thought it might be the old skin it shedded.
    Usually it is a bad sign if they turn white :(
  5. Kimara

    KimaraValued MemberMember

    They have a broad white stripe on their back. They can get lighter if they are the only or biggest shrimp in the tank. Like becoming the alpha male. It looks like the light reflecting off the white stripe making it look lighter. My shrimp was quite light and it lived for six years. Is it still acting normally?

    Edit: Did not mean to revive a year old thread. Why was this on my first page? I wish there was a way to delete a post to save myself embarrassment.