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One year of Taiwan Bee shrimp

Hi All,

Here's what a year of keeping BKK/Panda has resulted in. They were bred with CRS, and then the female hybrids were bred back with the BKK/Panda. I now have a nice population of Taiwan Bees (originally purchased 8) and a whole lot of hybrids.

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Nice! I'm jealous man.
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So the lessons I learned from keeping Taiwan Bee shrimp:

RO water is not necessary, but certainly helpful in order to maximize baby survival. I use Salty Shrimp Bee Shrimp GH+ remineralizer from Alphaprobreeders.

The genetics for most of the variations of Taiwan Bee shrimp are already in BKK/Panda. If you are patient, you can start with one variety and end up with many flavors of TB.

The "shadow" variant seems to be quite common. In my tank, the black and white Panda is less common than the Shadow Panda.

Red Wine/Ruby Red is much nicer in person than pictures indicate. As juvies, they are not colored up as well as BKK/Panda. As adults, they look amazing.

You can get some really nice looking hybrids if you use nice CRS/CBS. Some of my CBS hybrids have totally solid black on them. The white is not quite there yet.



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Wow! I'm so in love with your collection right now! Thanks for sharing Eric! Would you be willing to sell any of your amazing Wine Reds to me? Hehe

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So the lessons I learned from keeping Taiwan Bee shrimp:

RO water is not necessary, but certainly helpful in order to maximize baby survival. I use Salty Shrimp Bee Shrimp GH+ remineralizer from Alphaprobreeders.

The genetics for most of the variations of Taiwan Bee shrimp are already in BKK/Panda. If you are patient, you can start with one variety and end up with many flavors of TB.

The "shadow" variant seems to be quite common. In my tank, the black and white Panda is less common than the Shadow Panda.

Red Wine/Ruby Red is much nicer in person than pictures indicate. As juvies, they are not colored up as well as BKK/Panda. As adults, they look amazing.

You can get some really nice looking hybrids if you use nice CRS/CBS. Some of my CBS hybrids have totally solid black on them. The white is not quite there yet.



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Nice, thanks for posting. This is exactly what I am working on as we speak except that I have some baby tigers coming in this week as well.

So at the moment I decided that keeping CRS was no longer challenging so I purchased some Extreme Ruby Reds to add to the tank. They are doing well and I can see a colony taking off in the next 6 months or so. In order to complicate things even more, there will be tigers running around trying to get their piece of the pie in the same tank.
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what substrate is that?

sweet TBs!
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Here are a few hybrid pics:


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thats awesome.
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Very cool! I hope to have something similar to report in a year...
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ADA Aquasoil Amazonia
have ADA Amazonia but it looks bit different, did you mix it with some other substrate??
Congratulation on your shrimp they are beautiful.
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Awesome, what TDS do you remineralize your RO/di water to with the gh+, also what temperature do you keep your tanks at


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Awesome, what TDS do you remineralize your RO/di water to with the gh+, also what temperature do you keep your tanks at


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