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10-14-2012 05:10 AM
cantsay39 blue pearl some light color blue some little bit more color blue.. i notice like 2 or 3 has orange eyes.. >.<
10-14-2012 04:14 AM
ren
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Originally Posted by rodcuda View Post
That is pretty interesting, so when the rili males get excited over a female rili that is moulting, the blue pearl males don't react?
They may or they may not. From what I remember when I had a few females that moulted from both species the whole tank was buzzing with activity. I thought about the same question and then I soon found my answer.


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i have no idea... hard to say though... if i see my blue pearls have orange eyes does it consider they mated with the rillis
Wait are they bright orange or like a light brown?
10-14-2012 03:57 AM
cantsay39 i have no idea... hard to say though... if i see my blue pearls have orange eyes does it consider they mated with the rillis
10-14-2012 03:38 AM
ren I had sakuras and snowballs in the same tank. The tank had a divider but a few slipped through the grate and nature took over. I wasn't sure which shrimp mated with which, but after a while I did have some wild coloration babies. When in mean wild it was different shades of brown. I had a few that had some green shell and brown overlay but I found out the food I was feeding them had dye. I thought it was a natural color guess I was wrong. The farthest I gone with them was second generation the color was still brown no real change in color. I had pictures but they were deleted sorry.
10-13-2012 01:27 AM
rodcuda That is pretty interesting, so when the rili males get excited over a female rili that is moulting, the blue pearl males don't react?
10-12-2012 09:19 PM
cantsay39 hard to say man... because they have a big chance they will crossbreed due to the fact they are same neo type~ i haven't notice any mutation~~
10-12-2012 08:57 PM
etane
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Originally Posted by cantsay39 View Post
i kept red rilis and blue pearl together, and they show no interest with each other.. >.<
I am about to add some blue velvet to my tank that already has some snowballs. I am not a breeder, so I don't care if they cross. But, it's good to know that they are not likely to.
10-12-2012 08:03 PM
cantsay39 i kept red rilis and blue pearl together, and they show no interest with each other.. >.<
10-12-2012 06:40 PM
rodcuda Looks pretty interesting. Might have to make a cull tank for only yellows, blue pearls and blue rilis and see what pops out.
10-12-2012 01:33 PM
Monster Fish I read it somewhere here on the forums a while back but I can't find it. You could probably mix a couple and get some hybrids, but most of the time they will end up being brown.

Edit: You can try it, here's some examples of it working pretty well. Apparently they are fertile.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=186232
10-12-2012 01:23 PM
rodcuda This was out of curiousity rather than planning or intention to do so. I am sure professional breeders have done it but they would likely keep it to themselves.

Where did you hear about genetic issues? I would not expect that with hybrization of subspecies.
10-12-2012 01:20 PM
Monster Fish Not sure if it's been done but from what I've read, hybridization between these two neo species might cause some genetic issues.

If you want blue neos, stick with blue velvets/blue rilis, chocolates, or just blue pearls.
10-12-2012 01:16 PM
rodcuda
Blue Neos- Hybrid of heteropoda and N. zhangjiajiensis

Has anyone done or know of controlled breeding of these two subspecies? I am sure it has been done, but I was wondering if anyone can tell me of the results. I would assume hybridization of the two would help create a hardier line , but I wonder what it does for color?

First hand accounts of success or failure and or photos would be great.

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