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Blue Velvet parasite?


neilshieh
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Looked into my BV tank today and saw this guy... that red line near the swimmerets, is that natural? or is it a parasite of some kind? I know they come from rili's so red headgear and what not popping up is not uncommon... thoughts? sorry for the bad picture

 

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Read this thread http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=193999&highlight=blue+velvet

I too have had lots of red when they are peewees and juvies but the end up turning all blue except for a small percentage of them retain the red into adult hood. That is not a parasite or any deformity it is a normal blue velvet shrimp by my standards :)

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