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rodcuda 10-12-2012 12:16 PM

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.

Monster Fish 10-12-2012 12:20 PM

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.

rodcuda 10-12-2012 12:23 PM

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.

Monster Fish 10-12-2012 12:33 PM

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

rodcuda 10-12-2012 05:40 PM

Looks pretty interesting. Might have to make a cull tank for only yellows, blue pearls and blue rilis and see what pops out.

cantsay39 10-12-2012 07:03 PM

i kept red rilis and blue pearl together, and they show no interest with each other.. >.<

etane 10-12-2012 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by cantsay39 (Post 2041296)
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.

cantsay39 10-12-2012 08:19 PM

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~~

rodcuda 10-13-2012 12:27 AM

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?

ren 10-14-2012 02:38 AM

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.

cantsay39 10-14-2012 02:57 AM

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

ren 10-14-2012 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by rodcuda (Post 2041538)
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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Originally Posted by cantsay39 (Post 2042490)
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?

cantsay39 10-14-2012 04:10 AM

blue pearl some light color blue some little bit more color blue.. i notice like 2 or 3 has orange eyes.. >.<


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