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Old 07-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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OEBT berry behaviour


I got some OEBTs end of June from a LFS. One female was berried but only had about 3 eggs left when I got it. She must have had kicked the rest of the eggs. I thought she will for sure kick the rest of the eggs so didn't think much about it.

Now more than 2 weeks have passed, and she still has the 3 eggs. She also is saddled again. So my question is, has anyone seen this? A female berries with only 2 or 3 eggs left and carry to full term? I've never observed that with any of my shrimps.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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Agreed.

Canadians are so lucky to have OEBTs at their LFS's.
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Agreed.

Canadians are so lucky to have OEBTs at their LFS's.
I agree with you all too on the everything is possible comment, just wanted to ask if someone had the same experience.

And for the lucky part, yes and no. The same LFS also sells super tiger, CRS of different grades, Netlea/Lambo substrates ... etc. However, if I want something they don't carry, I can only drool on what's available in the states that you all can just order online. Most U.S. sellers don't ship our way. So let's call it even ;-)
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Randy,

That's quite common. Here's a picture of a recent berried momma that dropped some of her eggs and only kept a few after I did a tank swap. Shame on me, but yeah, it happens. The rest should carry to term.
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Cool. Thanks speedie. Another related question, do your OEBTs change colour? I have two lines from different sources.

Group one contains some blondes but the blue ones sometimes looks like blondes (less to no blue) and would change back to blue in a matter of minutes/hours.

The other line were all very nice blue when I got them, but sometimes they turn really dark, and the berried one would sometimes turn to almost blonde like colour.

So the new question -- is this just the way they are? I thought it has something to do with the water parameters but they would change colour back and forth sometimes within a few minutes. Maybe they just try to adapt to the environment?

Or maybe it's genetic and I should just selectively breed them to get the best colour?
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Cool. Thanks speedie. Another related question, do your OEBTs change colour? I have two lines from different sources.

Group one contains some blondes but the blue ones sometimes looks like blondes (less to no blue) and would change back to blue in a matter of minutes/hours.

The other line were all very nice blue when I got them, but sometimes they turn really dark, and the berried one would sometimes turn to almost blonde like colour.

So the new question -- is this just the way they are? I thought it has something to do with the water parameters but they would change colour back and forth sometimes within a few minutes. Maybe they just try to adapt to the environment?

Or maybe it's genetic and I should just selectively breed them to get the best colour?

My regular tigers run the spectrum from being clear like OEBT blondes to dark brown almost solid, babies come out red and orange, then change, etc. Tigers are a weird one. lol.
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Cool. Thanks speedie. Another related question, do your OEBTs change colour? I have two lines from different sources.

Group one contains some blondes but the blue ones sometimes looks like blondes (less to no blue) and would change back to blue in a matter of minutes/hours.

The other line were all very nice blue when I got them, but sometimes they turn really dark, and the berried one would sometimes turn to almost blonde like colour.

So the new question -- is this just the way they are? I thought it has something to do with the water parameters but they would change colour back and forth sometimes within a few minutes. Maybe they just try to adapt to the environment?

Or maybe it's genetic and I should just selectively breed them to get the best colour?
What I've noticed with my OEBTs is similar and it could also be due to stress or the time of day, whether you caught them while they were sleeping or if it was mid day. I notice mine are always blue most of the time but a few lighter ones loose their shine when stressed or during lights out. I also noticed that their color changes more often as they got older. Young lads are always bluer than the ocean but as they get older, they're colors worked more like a mood ring. Never the less, still very beautiful as you can see in the pic.

Just want to add that they don't necessarily lose color but rather the luster becomes duller at times and for some reason, that luster comes back during the entire day. It's kinda like how some CRS turn opaque when stressed or lights out.

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