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Yeah, I'm curious to see what you end up with. Just mixing various grades of CBS in my main tank and not culling has resulted in a mass shift toward almost a wild type bee.
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Yeah, I'm curious to see what you end up with. Just mixing various grades of CBS in my main tank and not culling has resulted in a mass shift toward almost a wild type bee.
I think it's going to take a very long time...probably at least 6 months before I see anything. Many of the new shrimp that I just purchased for this mix tank are still juveniles.
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Been mixing all sorts of shrimp in my Fluval Ebi since I first set it up in July.

Have tigers, crystals, chocolates, blueberries, Blue Bees, blue pearls and Malawis in it. Could be more... Lol

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dk has a pic where she mixed i think a few tiger and crs and they tended to stay away from each other they segregated them selves lol. not sure if they ever crossed but was a funny pic. its prob some where in her mad doings post
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Just received my crystal white bees from Nick. I'll take more pics later on once I get home. All 3 shrimp + surprise shrimp arrived well.


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Just dropped the crystal whites in my tank 2 minutes ago and snapped some quick photos.









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What was the surprise? Beautiful little shrimps! !
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Now you can't add any shrimp the the tank for about 5 years after you put your tigers in, to let it completely homogenize itself gene wise and see what the offspring are. lol.

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What was the surprise? Beautiful little shrimps! !
It was a golden with headgear....it's one of those shrimp that has a face on it.

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Now you can't add any shrimp the the tank for about 5 years after you put your tigers in, to let it completely homogenize itself gene wise and see what the offspring are. lol.
haha...by then I'll be in and out of the shrimp hobby 6 times.
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w00t w00T!

Forget the shrimp, your camera skills are getting much much better bro. Keep em coming!
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thanks hedge now your flaunting crystal whites too. i sware if i ever get rich nick will be rolling in dough lol. beautiful shrimp cant wait to see what comes out of this tank i know it will be something awsome
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Crystal Whites are new to me! (Where have I been?!) They're very nice! Do they transparent parts stay that way?

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The 1, 3, and 4 pics look like ghost king kongs to me. (!)

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Those crystal whites are very pretty.

I agree that, like guppy breeding, the fun in shrimp breeding is "throwing [whoopsie] at the wall to see what sticks". I'm sure that the pro breeders are already isolating gene contribution matrices and stuff, but I'm just happy if I throw fish food in the top and see a bunch of crazy patterned life tryin' to get at it.

I just added some tigers in to my 10g shrimparium. Very interesting to watch them interact with the (various low grade) CBS/CRS in there, my biggest male immediately swarmed over to a female and chased her down into the moss, she's berried now. The others have been kind of territorial, tigers with tigers/cbs with cbs. The neos in that tank (Rilis) could care less about either of them. Hopefully I'll get something interesting looking!

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