And I believe that post was made before her post about theories of Taiwans coming from unculled tibees. For the sheer fact of this sentence being in the October post (think the Taiwan tibee correlation was made in November...not positive)
Regular Tigerbee seldom show the dotted head and additionally miss the shadow gen we know from Taiwan Bee!
Sooooooooooo, if by some off chance this little dude is in fact of the pinto variation, then wonder where it came from? As far as I know none of these have ever been with Taiwans anywhere down the line (Rachel, you here???) so it would seem that the pinto gene does not have anything to do with Taiwans being involved, or rather one does not require Taiwan bee influence to attain pintos. Of course, all too soon to speculate what he'll grow up looking like, he's just a month old. But also interesting that entire batch of babies don't look like that...only spotted the two so far (and again, one has the same zebra stripes but no face/head mottling). I will keep on keeping on with updating the thread though for those interested
Thank you for chiming in Rachel!! I wish there were more with face white, love the look. Don't know if they'll keep it as they mature though. This little dude has it and I have another that's blue with 2 stripes on his back and a solid white face but that's two out of 40-50 babies in there. They have to be the neatest shrimp I've ever watched grow. They change so frequently in the colors. Some of them the white striping is separating on and fading, others its brightening and thickening up.
Some new pics for today. A lot of the ones I had that were blue have now turned black. A few are still blue but more of a dark navy. Tossed a pic in with my lone OEBT baby in there as well. That OEBT is 15-16 weeks old (I swear he's stunted or something) and the oldest Tibees are 5 weeks....some are bigger than he is
That's just Fluval Shrimp Stratum in there with 100% RO water. pH is 6.7 in that tank.
That little OEBT is from MS Thang who I had to save from dying while she was berried (a thread on here called Dying OEBT from gosh, October I think). I don't know if he's truly stunted or what. They grow really slow from what I know because the first time I got some from Speedie and asked how old they were he said 6-8 months and they still weren't even breeding age. The tibee babies are the fastest growing of all I have, even faster growing than my cherry shrimp!
Lol they look like B/C grade CBs...which is awesome
Haha, I know right?! They have changed colors so many time who knows what they'll look like when they grow up! All of my adults are various shades of blue, some a little dull, some vibrant, but all somewhat blue. And for a while there I thought all the striping patterns were the same but that's not the case now. I hope some maintain their stripes into adulthood. I have a large adult female that's teal with about 5 thin white stripes on her back that I just love the look of her. On the babies there are only 3 clutches in there. And a few days ago I counted 51 and that's just what I could SEE. By my calculations there should only be about 75 in there and I think all of them are there, I swear.
As fast as they are growing I expect them to be of breeding size in about 6 weeks...some less, some more but that sounds like a good average based on their growth now. And I can't WAIT!! WOOT! My birthday is in May and I'm already making my Shrimpday list, my gift to myself of course.
Thank ya kind sir! And THAT is why I have to feed this tank every day. That is just an oyster shell calcium tab I dropped in there...they absolutely swarm anything they think is food. I try to not feed one or two days a week but when I do the tension gets a bit thick in that tank. Just really aggressive feeders, the whole lot of them, and of course the amanos don't help matters! LOL!
NEW PICS! Babies are growing, should be close to saddling on some of them in the next month or two thank goodness. Added some TT hybrids in as well and tore down my CRS/Golden tank and moved all of those over as well. Going to start a new tank this weekend for some fun breeding projects! So definitely stay tuned, will probably start a tank journal on that one Anywho, pics of the new TT x CRS/CBS crosses and then some group shots...you'd think I don't feed them (they are fed every single day because of this aggressive feeding behavior)