'Rili' RCS or just bad genes?

Stiphodon

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Hi all,

I've noticed for a while now that a few of my shrimp, mostly males, are more translucent or have translucent patches. They are the second generation coming from one female. A female 'rili' is now berried (makes it easier to see the eggs lol). I was wondering if I should remove the shrimp/sell/move them on depending on if they are bad genes or the rili variant? Honestly I prefer the full cherry red shrimp and would rather not have a bunch of this other type in the tank.

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tam

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Males are generally less colourful than females - it's an all over thing rather than patches though. The bands like that are rili - if you don't want those then yes, removing any you don't like the look of will help limit the amount that show with that pattern overtime.
 

Stiphodon

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Thanks for the confirmation! And yeah I was aware of the males being less colourful, however a couple have bands like this but not as obvious. I will isolate them in a breeder net for the time being.
Would anyone be interested in them who is near/in Coventry or around there? Probably best for the water parameters being the same. If not I will offer to my LFS.
 
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