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Old 04-24-2013, 09:31 PM   #106
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Soothing Shrimp's Mad Shrimp Gene Factory


Sometimes you don't have a choice. It's a disease.

Never thought I'd have 5 tanks in a dorm. Gotta take 2 down and one is a gift though. So I'll only have two. But two very nice ones at least.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:44 PM   #107
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The DBs are nice little tanks that look good.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:52 PM   #108
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I love the look of the Granite Shrimp.

The Yellow Neos that I bought from you are doing great. Very active.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:16 PM   #109
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YAY! THAT's what I LOVE to hear!!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:22 PM   #110
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Okay, here's some crappy pics. LOL

An idea what the Blue Diamond looks like. Here you can see the choco coloration with blue tissue underneath.
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An example of my Sapphire shrimp. In the bottom left you can see the royal blue almost all start out as babies. When they grow you can see some examples of blues with speckles and blues with patches.
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And just for fun here's my male red claw shrimp
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A female red claw shrimp with one hiding in the tube
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And a red claw baby
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Below as an attached image you will see some of my chocolates
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:30 PM   #111
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nice shrimp i want to see the ones i sent you hehehe
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #112
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Your request is my demand. LOL

Male Battlecat
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Female Battlecat
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and just for fun a close up of my sponge filter with Malawa
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You may wonder about the tube on the sponge filter. Earlier this year I decide to do an experiment by taking the top tube/L off. The result was that I think water gets drawn through the sponge more evenly and consistently, and better air/water turnover at the surface. I now take all the extending tubes off my air sponges whenever I set up a tank.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:29 PM   #113
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So I recently separated out midnights from carbons. To review from a previous post: The blue midsections are pictured often, so I'm going to continue to call those Carbon Rilis. The clear midsections I'm going to separate out and call Midnight Rilis to avoid confusion with the blue color.

Some midnight still have very light blue tissue, but I should be able to breed that out. It may take a little while though. One of the rules I've learned is It's always easier to add in color, than to breed it out.

Also, I'm not sure I'm crazy about the midnight name. Ink blot rili? Suggestions are welcome.

As far as the carbons, I've been working with a mutation that looks very much like dream rili (dark blue tissue) I've been calling Sapphire. They are looking pretty good. Now I'm seriously considering breeding all the Sapphires and all the carbons into one line.

"But you'll mess up the lines!", you may say. And...well... you'd be correct. However consider this- the more genetics involved, the stronger the line. I'm able to possibly create a much deeper blue tissue, and increase the hardiness and vigor by creating a new strain. My aim as a selective breeder is to always improve improve improve.

Hmmmm. With dark blue tissue and rili pattern, maybe I should rename the new strain Sapphire Rili. Seems more fitting...
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A good example of my Sapphire Rilis
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You could just split the sapphire population in half while still keeping the sapphire line alive. Killing two birds with one stone maybe? What are you tank parameters hovering around?

Hehe I have my own fun at playing breeder. I had a blue diamond knock up one of my blue rili. To bad I have to wait until f2 or 3 to see something.
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You may actually see something first generation ren, since they both have blue tissue and are the same species.

Params: TDS around 300's and gh around 6ish. Ph 7.5ish After trying a bunch of different params last year/this year- I'm happiest with this right now.

I appreciate the thought on the split of the Sapphires. Thank you!

My line of thinking is that if I am trying to create the dark look in the new combined strain anyway (working name Sapphire Rili), then the current Sapphire strain would just be doubling up on the same intended look, so not worth the double extra effort.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:26 PM   #117
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Dangit! Started prep for moving Sapphires over and I noticed that I really like the way the line is darkening up! Apparently only a few were out, and the others were hidden!

Not going to combine them after all! Carbons are carbons and Sapphires are Sapphires. I guess that just goes to show something at any given time can change your mind when shrimp breeding!
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:21 PM   #118
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woo hooo i like the the sapphires im happy you are keeping them as a line all their own. you could take a few and mix back in with the rili but not the whole line please
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LOL I get spontaneous and impatient and sometimes that is my worst downfall.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:59 PM   #120
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Okay, going to separate my dark blue Sapphires: rilis from the deep solidish blues...two separate tanks...two times the fun. LOL

I think the solids will retain the Sapphire name, but what should I call the dark blue rilis?

Wicca? Ren? Anyone?
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