So, I finally got my hands on some tangerine tigers and found some OEBT mixed in as well. Just wondering if they will interbreed or muddy up bloodlines or anything. I got like 10+ tangerines and 2 small OEBT. Just wondering and all.
I'm assuming then that I should, at some point, attempt to separate them then? Like, would the mix between the two just result in unnattractive muts? Or would it produce something cool?
I could seep rate the two OEBT from the tangerines...but they are small still and finding them will be a pita since the tank is very heavily planted.
If t won't produce anything weird or undesirable I'd consider leaving them but if all it will do is muddy down both bloodlines then Ill try and breed the OEBT in a separate tank
I'm the one that sent them and while not purposely, I was netting out lot of shrimp that day and clearly some OEBT stragglers made it into the mix. I have kept them in a tank together for about a year and a half and have never seen anything in the tank that doesn't look purely like a OEBT or TT. Nothing that looks like crosses to me. They certainly have the possibility to cross, I just haven't seen any offspring that look like anything but the pure line shrimp. Personally I think they are a bunch of racist shrimp that like to breed with their own color
I am guessing the OEBT are small still if I mistook them for T.T. babies, you should still have two months or so before they are anywhere close to breeding age, so you have a bit to decide what to do with them.
I think I'll chance it then....if I see weird offpsring then I'll separate them out into another tank. Hey, who knows...I might accidentally make some really wicked looking mutt shrimp that become the new thing :P