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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Don't ruin shrimp lives! Send them to me!!!!!!! lol

I don't care what they look like. I just want shrimp and do not want to pay 6 bucks a piece for them. Plus I feel better about paying a forum member for shrimp than my lousy LFS who sold me lousy grade CRS for a premium.
I would totally give them to you, but I'm not very good at packing, well... I've never really sold anything.
UPDATE: I just culled out like 80 more males... most of them have red spine/ but don't have much of a solid body, just areas with red. Most of them are the ones that hang on the back wall. I've noticed they haven't looked so good ever since I put in a giant yellow filter sponge, which most of the culls stay on, does that affect their color? It seems like I barely have any shrimp left lols.

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When starting out selective breeding, you may get 10 out of 100 that show some promising sign. Sounds like you are doing okay. Don't go lower than 10 IMHO.

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dark color substrate and decore will bring out darker colored shrimp. im bettin the yellow they are becomeing light in color to try and blend in with the light color since they are hanging out on it.
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dark color substrate and decore will bring out darker colored shrimp. im bettin the yellow they are becomeing light in color to try and blend in with the light color since they are hanging out on it.
Yup, the yellow sponge is probably the reason why. After I put them in the guppy tank for 4 hoursish, some of them are VERY red. That's 8 out of 80ish though. And it's good to know I'm not going down Soothing!

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