Yep, this is quite common. I have a few like that. I read once on shrimpnow that the ones with the stripe tend not to breed so true, i.e. the offspring are less likely to have strong red colour, but have not tested that.
Interesting. I wonder if I could remove a berried female and see how coloured her young are? Its the only way I imagine I could check her offspring. I've got a little tank cycling in the kitchen atm so I might give that a go when its ready
I had one that had similar although not as defined. Just a lower grade cherry. I noticed the marking did vary though, initially wasn't visible then came and went. Probably due to different conditions/stress levels?
Hmm, these stripes don't vary at all and the shrimp are pretty well coloured apart from that. It doesn't show too well in the photo but this shrimp's got nice solid red sides and red legs. I actually quite like them
I will definitely see if I can find out how offspring turn out