Colour Change in Isopods?

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Colour Change in Isopods?

Post by AutumnFalls » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:00 pm

I have orange isopods in my tank. I've had them for close to two years now. They've all been orange. But when I was cleaning my tank the other day I found a grey-black isopod! I'm curious if he's a genetic anomaly or if my orange isopods could lose their colour over a couple generations or what. Is there anything I should add to the tank to help them retain their bright orange colour?

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Re: Colour Change in Isopods?

Post by FJrocks003 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:27 am

It could be color morphs (not uncommon in isopods) or just one that shed it's skin recently.
My 5 crabs: Dilly (ecuadorian, medium-small), Flame (purple pincher, medium), Fleck (purple pincher, medium), Bubbles (blueberry, medium-large), Indigo (blueberry, large-extra large).

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