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Old 10-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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Questions on Tangerine Tigers and OEBT


So, I finally got my hands on some tangerine tigers and found some OEBT mixed in as well. Just wondering if they will interbreed or muddy up bloodlines or anything. I got like 10+ tangerines and 2 small OEBT. Just wondering and all.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Yes, they will breed together.
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Should I discourage that or will it be fine?
Not 100% on their genetics since from what I can tell they are different species all together.
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If you don't want them to mix, separate them right away.
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Should I discourage that or will it be fine?
Not 100% on their genetics since from what I can tell they are different species all together.
They are a different species, but they will still breed if given a chance.

Tangerine tigers are caridina serrata, and oebt are caridina cantonensis.
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I'm assuming then that I should, at some point, attempt to separate them then? Like, would the mix between the two just result in unnattractive muts? Or would it produce something cool?

I could seep rate the two OEBT from the tangerines...but they are small still and finding them will be a pita since the tank is very heavily planted.
If t won't produce anything weird or undesirable I'd consider leaving them but if all it will do is muddy down both bloodlines then Ill try and breed the OEBT in a separate tank

Any tips on how to catch individual shrimp?
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:27 AM   #7
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I'm the one that sent them and while not purposely, I was netting out lot of shrimp that day and clearly some OEBT stragglers made it into the mix. I have kept them in a tank together for about a year and a half and have never seen anything in the tank that doesn't look purely like a OEBT or TT. Nothing that looks like crosses to me. They certainly have the possibility to cross, I just haven't seen any offspring that look like anything but the pure line shrimp. Personally I think they are a bunch of racist shrimp that like to breed with their own color

I am guessing the OEBT are small still if I mistook them for T.T. babies, you should still have two months or so before they are anywhere close to breeding age, so you have a bit to decide what to do with them.

Good luck with your shrimp and enjoy the RAOK.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:34 AM   #8
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~.~ like the chart goes... they might interbreed... >.< i am keeping oebt with TT and keeping blue pearl with rillis... no interbreed yet..
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I think I'll chance it then....if I see weird offpsring then I'll separate them out into another tank. Hey, who knows...I might accidentally make some really wicked looking mutt shrimp that become the new thing :P

...I wonder if that'd pay for college? lol
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Hey Jorge I got a TT package from you today, no DOA at all! Great packing. I had 10 TT and 3 blonde OEBT! I think the general rule is that if the genus is the same they CAN interbreed.
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