Black red cherry shrimp?

kleewill

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Hi, looking in my pond this morning and one of my red cherry shrimps has turned black! Looks pretty cool, but definitely black compared to the others. I bought 20 reds about 3 months ago. Could this one maybe be born into the pond? The ones I bought were definitely all red
 

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That shrimp is way too big to be a baby. If it didn’t come in with your order of red cherry shrimp then perhaps it miraculously survived in some plants or moss shipment for your pond.
 

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Neocaridina color morph, I have lots just like that one...and agree with the above, that's an adult (female)
 

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That shrimp is way too big to be a baby. If it didn’t come in with your order of red cherry shrimp then perhaps it miraculously survived in some plants or moss shipment for your pond.
The more I think about it, perhaps a baby accidentally got into your shrimp shipment, stuck in the net or something. I would imagine it would’ve been very hard to see such a brand new tiny baby.
 

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