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EKLiu 12-26-2012 10:19 PM

One year of Taiwan Bee shrimp
 
Hi All,

Here's what a year of keeping BKK/Panda has resulted in. They were bred with CRS, and then the female hybrids were bred back with the BKK/Panda. I now have a nice population of Taiwan Bees (originally purchased 8) and a whole lot of hybrids.

baby pics first:
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...ric/babybb.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...dowpandass.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...nicecolors.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...inonoentry.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...ic/winered.jpg

AVN 12-26-2012 10:32 PM

Nice! I'm jealous man.

EKLiu 12-26-2012 10:38 PM

So the lessons I learned from keeping Taiwan Bee shrimp:

RO water is not necessary, but certainly helpful in order to maximize baby survival. I use Salty Shrimp Bee Shrimp GH+ remineralizer from Alphaprobreeders.

The genetics for most of the variations of Taiwan Bee shrimp are already in BKK/Panda. If you are patient, you can start with one variety and end up with many flavors of TB.

The "shadow" variant seems to be quite common. In my tank, the black and white Panda is less common than the Shadow Panda.

Red Wine/Ruby Red is much nicer in person than pictures indicate. As juvies, they are not colored up as well as BKK/Panda. As adults, they look amazing.

You can get some really nice looking hybrids if you use nice CRS/CBS. Some of my CBS hybrids have totally solid black on them. The white is not quite there yet.



Have a happy new year.

bostoneric 12-26-2012 10:41 PM

nice work!

MsNemoShrimp 12-26-2012 10:42 PM

Wow! I'm so in love with your collection right now! Thanks for sharing Eric! Would you be willing to sell any of your amazing Wine Reds to me? Hehe

Quote:

Originally Posted by EKLiu (Post 2125528)
So the lessons I learned from keeping Taiwan Bee shrimp:

RO water is not necessary, but certainly helpful in order to maximize baby survival. I use Salty Shrimp Bee Shrimp GH+ remineralizer from Alphaprobreeders.

The genetics for most of the variations of Taiwan Bee shrimp are already in BKK/Panda. If you are patient, you can start with one variety and end up with many flavors of TB.

The "shadow" variant seems to be quite common. In my tank, the black and white Panda is less common than the Shadow Panda.

Red Wine/Ruby Red is much nicer in person than pictures indicate. As juvies, they are not colored up as well as BKK/Panda. As adults, they look amazing.

You can get some really nice looking hybrids if you use nice CRS/CBS. Some of my CBS hybrids have totally solid black on them. The white is not quite there yet.



Have a happy new year.


hedge_fund 12-26-2012 10:48 PM

Nice, thanks for posting. This is exactly what I am working on as we speak except that I have some baby tigers coming in this week as well.

So at the moment I decided that keeping CRS was no longer challenging so I purchased some Extreme Ruby Reds to add to the tank. They are doing well and I can see a colony taking off in the next 6 months or so. In order to complicate things even more, there will be tigers running around trying to get their piece of the pie in the same tank.

Green_Flash 12-26-2012 10:52 PM

what substrate is that?

sweet TBs!

EKLiu 12-26-2012 10:52 PM

Here are a few hybrid pics:
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...bshybrid-2.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...ridmatures.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...ric/slegs2.jpg

Mr. Leg 12-26-2012 10:54 PM

thats awesome.

EKLiu 12-26-2012 11:01 PM

ADA Aquasoil Amazonia

Quote:

Originally Posted by Green_Flash (Post 2125566)
what substrate is that?

sweet TBs!


sayurasem 12-26-2012 11:07 PM

Wow nice!

Betta Maniac 12-27-2012 04:12 PM

Very cool! I hope to have something similar to report in a year...

jczernia 12-27-2012 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EKLiu (Post 2125580)
ADA Aquasoil Amazonia

have ADA Amazonia but it looks bit different, did you mix it with some other substrate??
Congratulation on your shrimp they are beautiful.

fplata 12-27-2012 05:56 PM

Awesome, what TDS do you remineralize your RO/di water to with the gh+, also what temperature do you keep your tanks at


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MABJ 12-27-2012 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fplata (Post 2126922)
Awesome, what TDS do you remineralize your RO/di water to with the gh+, also what temperature do you keep your tanks at


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+1 I would love to know this info.


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