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Cherry shrimp with green eggs and orange eggs?

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Anyone want to explain to me why some of my cherry shrimp have green eggs and some have orange

I've got them from two sources, one source had really really red female cherry shrimp, the other lot were a more dull

I had the more dull ones identified as Paratya australiensis by my dads friend, he's a world expert on shrimp but I haven't had the chance to send him the more colourful red ones yet

His last name is Choy and can be seen next to some species he's found and described in this article

Identification and Ecology of Australian Freshwater Invertebrates

Now I don't know why but Livefish.com have them listed as Paratya australiensis

however in their description they state them as being Neocaridina heteropoda

Cherry Shrimp (Paratya australiensis)

I'm pretty sure in Australia we'd have the Paratya australiensis more commonly as they're are found in Australia

But what are other peoples thoughts on this subject?

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Yeah they're definitely from different shrimp and not actual stages of the eggs

I read that the "wild type" genes for green eggs sometimes still occurs with the Neocaridina heteropoda but it shouldn't happen with the Paratya australiensis

Which leads me to believe that we have the Neocaridina heteropoda in Australia mixed in with the Australian version of the cherry shrimp?

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