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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Red tiger shrimps mutation or.....?

Here is the picture of the shrimp I've got from red tigers. I have 30-40 tigers there are 4 juvenile like this one.
Toss them away or breed them-that is the question.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 01:27 AM
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How young are they? My Regular tigers through out babies that looked like that but as they grew up, they turned into regular tigers without a trace of orange on them.

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I have many of those in my tanks. according to other people here they are just plain tigers.

"The Red Tiger Shrimp is the red-striped sibling of the common Tiger Shrimp. Instead of black stripes it has red stripes which make it a very cool looking shrimp. Its coloration is not selectively bred nor a mutation of the common Tiger Shrimp. It is red-striped in the wild."

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They are almost mature. My red tigers have clear body with red stripes.
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there are i think 2 kinds of red tigers. the clear body and the gold body. most of mine are well were gold bodied i only had like 2 out of 6 that were clear bodied. not sure y some are gold colored but they can produce both from what i have seen
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Slap the name "burnt pumpkin" on them and start the inbreeding!
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 05:36 PM
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So, do the red tigers NOT breed true all the time?
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Umm... any species can have a variation, there's no shrimp species that has a 100% genetic consistency, that would require generations of inbreeding to eliminate all the recessive traits.

I've had RCS give birth to a Yellow Neo, when they grew up it was still yellow, and that is where the Yellow Neo species began to be bred from, variations like that. In this case, the normal tiger is a Red Tiger with different genes, ones that make it brown/gold instead of clear and red. It's the layer of pigments in their shell.
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really the gold color is no diff than some cherrys having a stripe down them, or some people have blond hair and some have brown. heck my red tigers will some times get a dark almost blue colored head too
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Think of them as a high grade Red Tigers . I called them "Golden Tigers". Here's a couple of mine when I was keeping them.



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Beautiful. Stop posting pictures Speedie, you're gonna make me cry.
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Beautiful. Stop posting pictures Speedie, you're gonna make me cry.
whenever speedie posts pictures its like. Dang I'll never be as pro as him. He makes all of our shrimps look like they came from petco hahaha.
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whenever speedie posts pictures its like. Dang I'll never be as pro as him. He makes all of our shrimps look like they came from petco hahaha.
This is the best quote I have heard in a while.
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Now I'm looking at my shrimp and I'm disappointed they didn't grow up and get accepted into Harvard like Speedie's...

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