View Full Version : Red Cherry shrimp turning purple

12-03-2011, 09:43 PM
Has anyone figured out why yet? I don't remember when it started, maybe beginning of the fall. At first it was just a couple and a slight hint of blue or purple. Now all have at least a little, some a lot, a couple are so dark you almost can't tell what color they are. The lighting isn't flattering but I picked a picture with an endler in it for a reference. No flash.


This is one of the worst ones. Or best if you like purple.


These were nice very red shrimp. Now only the tiniest babies are red.

All the purple ones live on the left side of the tank, the ones which are still sort of red live on the right.

12-03-2011, 11:01 PM
mine did that when they are on green (green rubermaid tub) when i put them on black sand they turned bright red

p.s. check your pm's