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Old 10-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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What to add to Cherries?


So, I have a tank with some red cherry shrimp in it and was thinking about adding another variety of N. heteropoda to spice up the population. I'm not really sure what direction to take it in though.

Here are some of my ideas:
1. get some higher red varieties like painted or fire to increase the overall intensity of the red color I am getting in my cherry shrimp
2. Rili so that I can overtime have that new expression coming out within my population
3. Yellow/Blue/Chocolate/ect. so that I can make some sort of mixed color of sorts or have a ton of variation within clutches (or will these mixes only result in a ton of wild type looking clear offspring?)

yah, so I have ideas but not sure if any of them are good ideas lol
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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1. Mixing higher quality reds with lower quality reds will bring down your higher quality to a lower quality red.

2. Rilis can be done, and would be possible. You would wind up with some lower grade rilis, but the offspring would still carry rili genes.

3. These mixes only result in a ton of wild offspring
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i mixed blue pearl and red rillis Neocaridina Palmata vs Neocaridina heteropoda
they don't mixed >.< but possibly they will interbreed but never did happened to mine.
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1. Mixing higher quality reds with lower quality reds will bring down your higher quality to a lower quality red.

2. Rilis can be done, and would be possible. You would wind up with some lower grade rilis, but the offspring would still carry rili genes.

3. These mixes only result in a ton of wild offspring
Wouldn't it also raise the quality of the lower grades?

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Wouldn't it also raise the quality of the lower grades?

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if they can raise the quality? why you hear people culling their shrimps?
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So higher quality shrimp are more guaranteed obviously.

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yes >.< lol pick out the ugly ones.. leave the pretty ones..
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I know how culling works ok.



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Hybrid..

Why not try another shrimp that will not interbreed with RCS? Malawa, Tigers etc
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3. Yellow/Blue/Chocolate/ect. so that I can make some sort of mixed color of sorts or have a ton of variation within clutches (or will these mixes only result in a ton of wild type looking clear offspring?)
F1 will be wilds...F2+ and a little culling might make some variety.
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i didn't doubt your ability culling shrimps >.< i just said it out as a comment to the post~
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Hybrid..

Why not try another shrimp that will not interbreed with RCS? Malawa, Tigers etc
I am actually, I'm getting in tangerine tigers in a few days. I'm just wondering if there is anything I could play with to make the RCS population that I do have more interesting, I'm actually wondering about the interbreeding lol
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As with the general consensus of the thread, mixing the grades will AVERAGE out your shrimp quality, not send it spiraling up or down.

Over time with enough culling the lower shrimp and higher shrimp will eventually result in the same-ish grade with what you started with, but you'll have more shrimp with a higher average quality. That's just how it always works.

I keep 2-3 shrimp species per tank, making sure to only mix the ones that live in median water parameters and will not interbreed. Hybrids are generally really ugly, most of them are brownish or less vibrantly colored, and the good ones don't breed true.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:47 PM   #14
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I mixed red rili and blue rili. Many offsprings got blue body with red head and tails.

Same if you mix CBS and CRS you would get some CBrS
>.< i mixed cbs and crs.. so far no weird offspring yet.. but look at it this way... it evolves from bumble bee--> cbs---> crs~ the red came out from weird mutation..
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>.< i mixed cbs and crs.. so far no weird offspring yet.. but look at it this way... it evolves from bumble bee--> cbs---> crs~ the red came out from weird mutation..
crystal bee shrimp... crystal black shrimp.... pure black line~~
i have a crystal brown shrimp... the black faded to a lighter colored brown ..lol
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