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01-23-2013 03:38 AM
nightshadebel do you have any left? you could breed them to TT and half a mix of both plus a few green or yellow as well. I read somewhere a guy testing it.
01-23-2013 12:20 AM
knuggs No, I wasnt ever able to find them. I think people are steering towards the blue velvets now, I could be wrong havent been on here for months. I tried many ways to keep the Blue Auras alive, was hard to get a good foot to start on to being so expensive.
01-21-2013 04:39 PM
binbin9 bump - any luck with the Blue Aura breeding program. =)
04-30-2012 02:51 AM
moosenart I want some... If could get them at the right price.
04-30-2012 12:26 AM
knuggs
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Originally Posted by shrimpnmoss View Post
How long have you had them? Any babies yet?
Ive had them for a couple months but only have 2. Didnt want to buy a bunch since it was my third time trying them. Third times a charm lol. No babies :/ thats why Im looking for more.
04-29-2012 10:19 PM
shrimpnmoss
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Originally Posted by knuggs View Post
Wow so no one is actually currently housing any!? Besides me :/
How long have you had them? Any babies yet?
04-29-2012 10:11 PM
Senior Shrimpo
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Originally Posted by Jorge_Burrito View Post
Some of the darker Aura Blues I've seen from Asia look pretty sweet, but the lighter blue ones that you see available here in the states do nothing for me. Maybe they look better in person, but from photos they just look like a tiny bit darker version of Blue Pearls which is definitely not worth the price tag to me.
Haha the aura blues look nothing like blue pearls to me. Auras are a definite blue with shiny exoskeleton and blue pearls are tealish pale and not shiny. I don't like blue pearls tbh.

But yeah they aren't available anywhere here afaik.
04-29-2012 07:48 PM
Jorge_Burrito Some of the darker Aura Blues I've seen from Asia look pretty sweet, but the lighter blue ones that you see available here in the states do nothing for me. Maybe they look better in person, but from photos they just look like a tiny bit darker version of Blue Pearls which is definitely not worth the price tag to me.
04-29-2012 07:16 PM
madness
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Originally Posted by Bananariot View Post
From what I understand Aura Blues are just like Blue Versions of TT, is the recent discovery what is limiting the supply to the US? If it is I wouldn't worry. Some asian shrimp farm is probably mass breeding them and they will be shipped over soon enough lol
The supply IS still somewhat limited.

There is also anecdotal evidence that the selection and breeding process to create the blue strain of caridina serrata (or perhaps some unknown factor in this color strain) has made the Aura Blue shrimp more sensitive and difficult to keep than other caridina serrata (like the Tangerine Tiger).
04-29-2012 06:49 PM
Senior Shrimpo I never got the tiger craze haha.

Back on topic, auras are the coolest shrimp ever. The US will get them soon enough... you just gotta wait a little. They're worth it lol. Also, I'm unsure of what you mean by darker grade auras because afaik they just come in different shades of blue.
04-29-2012 06:46 PM
GeToChKn
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Originally Posted by Bananariot View Post
From what I understand Aura Blues are just like Blue Versions of TT, is the recent discovery what is limiting the supply to the US? If it is I wouldn't worry. Some asian shrimp farm is probably mass breeding them and they will be shipped over soon enough lol
Even some of the wholesale lists I look over they have BB,WR,KK, SSS+, PFR all in huge quantity and Aura Blues are listed as limited quantity, so maybe not a lot breeding them yet. Tigers too from Asia seem to be a bit limited. It's the Germans that love them some Tigers.
04-29-2012 06:40 PM
Bananariot From what I understand Aura Blues are just like Blue Versions of TT, is the recent discovery what is limiting the supply to the US? If it is I wouldn't worry. Some asian shrimp farm is probably mass breeding them and they will be shipped over soon enough lol
04-29-2012 06:32 PM
knuggs
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Originally Posted by moosenart View Post
Hence the $20+ cost
Yeah, but if you asked how many housed blue bolts bet you would get more than one person who is and those cost ALOT more!
04-29-2012 06:23 PM
moosenart
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Originally Posted by knuggs View Post
Wow so no one is actually currently housing any!? Besides me :/
Hence the $20+ cost
04-29-2012 06:18 PM
knuggs Wow so no one is actually currently housing any!? Besides me :/
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