Nice male or immature female

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See the pictures below. It's about the same size as the males in the tank, but much darker red, and it's also very active like the males. It's the small one in the second picture with the mature female, so you can get an idea of it's size.

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richie.p said:
It's a male
Thank you. Judging by body shape and behavior I thought so, but then wasn't sure because my other males have so much less color.

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...females would be brown...
Are you sure about that? My females all have similar color to that male, and one or two have so much color that it's difficult to tell when they're berried. Most, if not all, of the other males have very little color.
 

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JettsPapa said:
Thank you. Judging by body shape and behavior I thought so, but then wasn't sure because my other males have so much less color.
Sometimes even I have to look twice, brown shrimp would be wild type
 
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richie.p said:
Sometimes even I have to look twice, brown shrimp would be wild type
I'll post some photos of the other males after I turn the lights on. I've wondered if I should cull some of them, but I'm concerned about not leaving enough to take care of business.
 

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If you're selective breeding you could be culling up 30% from each batch but if not just pass on a few lower grades and add some new blood every 12 months or so that'll keep things ticking over nicely for you
 

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