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Old 08-20-2012, 05:58 AM   #46
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I have some Blue Rilis similar to yours, mine are mostly blue with a little color here and there. They came from a cull tank with Blue Rilis, Red Rillis and a couple PFRs. The ones I have set aside in their own tank are almost all blue like yours and I was thinking about adding Blue Velvets also as this line I have seem really hardy and prolific.

I am subscribing and will be watching and will let you know if I find out anything else that might help as it seems we are doing the same thing, though you are farther along.

Yeah I was planning in the long run to mix BVs in my gene pool. I'm sort of due for some new blood anyway. I'm pretty sure the original blue rili batch that was floating around was from the same source. I ended up mixing some from oh when he still had his stock which have me what I have produced so far.

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nice work. glad you stuck with this species. Your tanks are certainly geared for no nonsense shrimping!

Thanks! Yeah I know I've had my doubts seeking them off but who really selectively breds neos anymore. Everyone's on the tigers and bee bandwagon, so I'm doing something different. Yeah I feel like adding too much takes away space, but that's my personal opinion. I'd rather just put a lot of moss and a UGF or a RUGF.

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i like those blue shrimp!

Thanks man I'm glad you like them

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:09 AM   #47
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your blues are looking awsome

Thanks how are yours coming along? I'm waiting on Han to show his, I'm sure they look nice.

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Where did you get your Blue Velvets? Have you already put them with your blues?

I got them from a local guy who got them from Speedie. As of now they're in my breeder box hanging out letting them get use to the tank parameters these guys a still pewees.

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Tank is looking great, man. Love the shrimp populations, you've got a ton of them in there!

Regarding Blue Velvet x Blue Rili, it's not really a cross at all; Blue Velvets are a selectively bred Blue Rili, so you will end up with getting darker blue, more solid Blue Rilis in your colony. Which is what you'd want, I'd expect. Hopefully they'll breed soon!
Yeah it's been a hell of a ride. I figured they were the same as soon as Speedie first brought them in. Yeap that's was I'm aiming for a blue version of a PFR or even a Bloodymary lol these names are interesting.

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Old 08-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #48
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Yeah, I'd love to see PFR x Blue Velvet.

Edit -- then we'd have Red Velvet Shrimp, right?
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:14 AM   #49
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Keep this thread going with updates, maybe we can swap some down the road the deepen the gene pool. The ones I have seem to be real tough and that is a trait I like!!
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Anyone have experience with rose moss? I got a portion that was melting with some shrimp. What are the requirements for it to thrive?

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So the shrimp love to pull and move around the rose moss from the mesh. I eventually caught all the stems that were floating around and put them in a net . It seems like some moss seems to be bounching back on a few tips of the dead pieces. So I'm just going to have to wait for it to grow out and retie it.

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UPDATE

Hey guys just sharing a couple of pictures of the shrimp during feeding time. Please bare with me some of them are a bit blurry. Enjoy!






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Old 09-12-2012, 12:30 AM   #53
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Update 9-11 ENJOY!!

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FEEDING TIME New Skirakura food they seem to like it







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wait the red and blue rili's are culls, i would take those in a heart beat.
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So both tanks have been pumping out babies even for the CRS. Between last night and just now I see little candy cane babies
picking at the walls and moss. I hope these guys can make it know how the first 2-3 weeks CRS babies are a little sensitive
to their new surroundings.

The full blue rilis a chugging along as usual getting bluer and bluer as generations pass. The blue velvets are still not up to breeding size, I want them to beed with my stock already.Since us NYers had a first meeting err I've added some new mini
xmas moss from Eeng and assassin snails from Mr Brongher. Thanks Guys!

Do snail shells regenerate after a while? I think the assassin snails got banged up while I was in the cit and making my way home,
poor guys.
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wait the red and blue rili's are culls, i would take those in a heart beat.
Yeah Lol those are my culls. Yeah I know some of these guys are blue. The reason I keep the blue ones in is to keep the blue gene strong in them so that they throw out more blues than red.
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Seriously are there anymore people that breed blue rilis? I would like to compare notes LOL.
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lol your tank look better than mine.... much decoration.... lol.... one of my tank is like a forest u cant even see whats in there before the pellet fell on the dish lol
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wait a min, i think im the guy who sold you the food... >.< .. im getting 30 more shrimps from a seller adding additional breeds... >.< maybe we can trade some...
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Yeah Lol those are my culls. Yeah I know some of these guys are blue. The reason I keep the blue ones in is to keep the blue gene strong in them so that they throw out more blues than red.
That's a good idea, if you ever want to sell some of the red/blue rilis, I can probably take some in a little while.

Are any of the pictures of a blue velvet, i might have missed it?
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