But about the separation.. If you keep a detailed log, you'll probably find some low grades carrying genes for high grades. Try to keep an eye on who breeds with who.
I know what you are saying, and you are correct. However I have over a hundred shrimp in there, and for me to know who bred with who and keep track of every female and their offspring would be a humungous effort.
how hardy are they. with you working for that color for so long how would you add new blood over time since i have not seen anything else like them. wouldnt that be a problem at some point? i mean adding anything other than a green would mess up some of the hard color would wouldnt it? they are awsome though your doing a great job
However I decided to do this particular project with several of the green mutations instead of just picking two then breeding, two then breeding, etc. I wanted to get as much genetic variation as I could without messing up the green. Admittedly it is taking a MUCH longer time to do the selective breeding this way, however I am less likely to have problems in the future with reproductive depression. I was lucky this time because I had more than 2 greens thrown. If I only had 1 or two greens, I don't know that I would have had this option.
MABJ, yepper. Now we're on the same wavelength. I'm moving out the lesser quality to a different tenner, and keeping the higher grades in the original tank.