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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 09:28 AM
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That's why I asked how they acquired it. I don't believe it is a crystal blue. There's no evidence of anyone breeding a blue strain yet

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 11:05 AM
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It's not a true blue (genetically) but to look at it certainly IS blue! Here's a picture with a black crystal for comparison



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There's also another bee shrimp that is actually a different species "paracaridina sp." which makes things more confusing.

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It's not confusing. The paracaridina are usually referred to as bumble bee shrimp. And yes there are blue bees, but they only turn blueish hue when stressed.

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It's not a true blue (genetically) but to look at it certainly IS blue! Here's a picture with a black crystal for comparison

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Is that particular shrimp you have always blue, or does it change back?
It's very pretty! You should breed it out and see what happens.
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 05:55 AM
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It's always this colour, I have 2 "non blue blue crystals" or "false blue crystals" they could even be shadow blues who knows? Should be in a better position to comment once reproduced, will totally blow my mind if it breeds true


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