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Rili culls thrown into the balcony dirt bucket 5 years 4 months ago #19

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These were culled off into a 24 gallon bucket of water outside (unfiltered) in the shade. I remember throwing out mostly clear ones or ones with almost no red.

Today I saw a bunch of shrimp swimming on the surface with the platies while gardening and netted some out.




The blue ones look much bluer than my indoor tanks, the red is deeper too, what gives? The sun light? The mud? Platy poo is a good color enhancer? Or just survival of the fittest.

I'm thinking sun light... melanin production for humans, same rationale for shrimp?
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Rili culls thrown into the balcony dirt bucket 5 years 4 months ago #42

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Probably the light, outdoor fish = more colorful than indoor fish. Could also be something in the dirt, dirt bucket is uncapped?
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Rili culls thrown into the balcony dirt bucket 5 years 4 months ago #49

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I think it's sun light. Goldfish I kept outside were more vibrant than ones inside. But the color lasts a while even after I move them in. Fish have melanin too, I'm sure shrimp also.
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