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Old 07-26-2015, 03:49 PM   #1
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blue shrimp interbreeding question


So I have a very few "blueberry" neocaridina shrimp, which are not very blue. They are a blueish wild type looking color.

If I put them with a more blue color morph neocaridina "blue dream velvet" that are a vivid blue, will they morph back into a wild coloration or would they still be some version of blue (because they both have the blue even if its a different color or blue)?
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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I don't have much experience with interbreeding shrimp, but I would suspect that genetically the "bluish wild type" would be dominant over the more vivid blues.
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Generally, if you mix any of the different neocaridina color morphs you end up with "mud", the babies reverting back to the wild form. If you want bluer shrimp you probably will need to set up a different tank and just add the blue dreams to that tank.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:42 AM   #4
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If I'm not wrong, the Blueberry is a Neocaridina Palmata, as the Blue dream/velvet is a Neocaridina davidi
They will crossbreed, but I too think you will have poor results in colour
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You could experiment in a separate container/tank, but don't expect them to look better...
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