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02-22-2013 10:59 PM
Soothing Shrimp Thanks Kinection. The project is going slower than I hoped, but we keep on trudging along.
02-22-2013 10:54 PM
Kinection I can't wait to buy some of them.
Looking GREAT so far!
02-22-2013 10:39 PM
Soothing Shrimp
Originally Posted by PuddlesAqua View Post
Awesome shrimp. You can always send your culls my way!
LOL Very generous of you.

I'm keeping them for now because if for some reason a tragic event happens and I lose all my higher quality Nessies, I have something to fall back on.
02-22-2013 10:38 PM
Soothing Shrimp Yeah. Unfortunately the fems are the first to get the desired color in a strain.

Then much more selective breeding is necessary after that to get the males to the wanted degree of color.
02-22-2013 10:24 PM
My Nessie project

Hmm. If you could get the males to look painted, I'd be über happy. I'd assume it just takes more time than Females, but is still possible
02-22-2013 09:52 PM
Originally Posted by Soothing Shrimp View Post
Well, turns out I was wrong. Over half have these yellow eyes. Now why didn't I notice those before???

02-22-2013 08:40 PM
Puddles Awesome shrimp. You can always send your culls my way!
02-22-2013 08:30 PM
Soothing Shrimp Thanks GreenBliss.
02-22-2013 08:25 PM
GreenBliss I can't wait till you start selling these guys. They look awesome.
02-22-2013 08:11 PM
Soothing Shrimp Well, turns out I was wrong. Over half have these yellow eyes. Now why didn't I notice those before???
02-22-2013 07:48 PM
ravensgate I'm on my phone and just see glowy awesome eyeballs. Lol!
02-22-2013 07:47 PM
Soothing Shrimp I do, too. Luck of the draw right now though. (To be fair though, they are yellow eyes. )
02-22-2013 07:44 PM
ravensgate Holy cow that orange eyed is gorgeous. Hope you get more like him/her!!
02-22-2013 07:18 PM
Soothing Shrimp Most have the black eye, but that one has the awesome yellow eyes that really stand out.

Nightshadebel, that's a darn good question. I wish these shrimp would answer it by producing higher quality faster. LOL

I only have maybe 8 fems in my tank now after culling a couple hundred. These fems are as high quality as the pic or near solid, so I have to breed more for better selection.

The more painted they are, the more of a hunter green is produced due to higher concentration of pigment and less light showing though. Not really sure if that is a good thing or not. I suppose after all my hard work is finally done making painted Nessies, people may prefer the lower qualities and breed down. LOL Well, that will be up to them.

My biggest problem right now seems to be the males. Typical of cherries, none are really very well colored. So I don't know who has the best genes.

As the babies grow more, I'll have to cull the older males in there currently to ensure the correct genes reproducing, but that means adding more time to the project. I have 2-3 yrs invested in the project already, so hopefully the release date will be sooner than later. (?)
02-22-2013 07:05 PM
wicca27 nice eyes look orange? and they are so dark in color
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