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How to tell difference between albinos?

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Default How to tell difference between albinos?

I am raising about 130 babies (now 1-3 inches) whose parents were
DdMmAa x ddmmaa
So I have wild types, melanoid, leucistic, and albino
What I am trying to figure out is the best lighting setup to distinguish the melanoid albinos from white albinos and the white leucistics from melanoid leucistic. In other words I'm looking for irridiphores in ring around eye.
Is daylight the best for seeing it? Any advice on a good way to quickly and painlessly determine which they are? I avoid bright lights for the little guys since they lack eyelids but when someone requests a certain type (phenotype) I want to get it right when I sell them.
the golden albinos are fairly easy to spot.
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