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Old 06-28-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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shrimp turn color when molting/dead?

I came home today to what looks like a pink shrimp getting mauled by almost all of the amano/ghost shrimp in my 10g tank. The pink looking shrimp is around the same size as the amano/ghost shrimp in the tank, but I couldn't tell you which species it might have been.

Was this shrimp already on its last legs and the opportunistic feeding amano shrimp and ghost shrimp decided to help it along? Do either of those two species of shrimp turn pinkish while molting, and perhaps was caught in that vulnerable state by the others?

I've seen milky white ghost shrimp that were either molting or almost dead before, but never a pink looking one.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:37 PM   #2
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when shrimp turn pink they are done (think of cocktail shrimp), it likely died or it couldve been picked on while molting.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:47 PM   #3
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Now I won't be able to look at a cocktail shrimp the same way again.

I pulled the shrimp out; it was indeed done for.
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Pink is a dead at least when it comes to ghost shrimp
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:42 PM   #5
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pink shrimp=dead shrimp. the pink colour is because they contain carotene(now i know thats spelled wrong)
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:38 AM   #6
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One thing, when you have an aquarium, you actually pick up the habits/movements of your pets, I had a big female Amano shrimp and a few days before she died, one could pick up that something wasnt right, was always eating doing alot of swimming then before I lost her, the movements became slower, eating became less, till I saw my mollies mauling her
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:24 PM   #7
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Yup, I recently bought 2 more Ghost Shrimp...1 died before I even got home! And she/he turned pinkish-brownish and my other shrimp begin to eat her. Sorry about your loss.
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