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Old 03-04-2013, 04:15 AM   #1
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some of my shremps!


some fire reds

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chocolate shrimplets!

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i got three berried tangerine tigers, here's two

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here's the third one

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im not sure what color these are. cherry or orange?

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not sure about this one either. Got about 6 of these in the tank. They are grayish color almost greenish.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
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Last couple of shots probably need better shots and lighting. But good shrimp nevertheless!
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:43 AM   #3
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yeah they are kinda blurry. Thats what i get for taking pics with my phone with no macro..Thanks for comment!
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Thanks for sharing, do you mind sharing some experience of chocolate breeding? Are they much harder than, say, fire reds? What kind of parameters do you keep yours in?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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for the chocolates, i do nothing different. All the neos i got i don't do anything special.
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Great! I do love me some shremps!
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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The chocos will throw culls sometimes that have a greenish tinge to them.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:57 PM   #8
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Thanks for sharing, do you mind sharing some experience of chocolate breeding? Are they much harder than, say, fire reds? What kind of parameters do you keep yours in?
Chocolates are really just a wild coloration. Very easy to get IMO. If you can't buy any, just get some low grade cherries for cheap, some low grade yellows for cheap, and mix them. When they breed, the babies will revert back to a wild coloration. Once those wild "low grade chocolates" start breeding, you'll start getting darker chocolates. You can selective breed from there if you want, or just let them continue to breed and see what you end up with.

I mixed and ended up with something like this....




and I let them continue to breed and ended up with this....




and eventually this (excuse the terrible picture)....

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Nice, thanks for sharing your experience.
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You are sooooo lucky to have different kinds of shrimp, around here, I can only buy ghost shrimp. Unless I'd be willing to drive 300 miles away from here to buy other kinds, then their is no hope.
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You are sooooo lucky to have different kinds of shrimp, around here, I can only buy ghost shrimp. Unless I'd be willing to drive 300 miles away from here to buy other kinds, then their is no hope.
Can't you just get them shipped to you?
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Yeah, if you get mail service, you can get any shrimp you want. There's isn't a store in a 100 miles from me that sells shrimp. Every shrimp I've ever bought has been shipped to me.
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Really nice red coloration on the first few pictures.
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did not know that cross breeding neo's to get the chocolate sp. was so simple like that. tempted to try, but alas, not enough tanks and happy with my two nanos (3g and 5.5g)
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Chocolates are really just a wild coloration. Very easy to get IMO. If you can't buy any, just get some low grade cherries for cheap, some low grade yellows for cheap, and mix them. When they breed, the babies will revert back to a wild coloration. Once those wild "low grade chocolates" start breeding, you'll start getting darker chocolates. You can selective breed from there if you want, or just let them continue to breed and see what you end up with.

I mixed and ended up with something like this....




and I let them continue to breed and ended up with this....




and eventually this (excuse the terrible picture)....



Can skip a few steps and use PFR instead of cheap cherry too..
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