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Old 10-20-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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Red Rilis and Red Cherries; Will they interbreed?


I've received a colony of what was supposed to be Red Cherries, but several Red Rilis got mixed in.

My question is will they interbreed?
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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Yes, they will interbreed. They're of the same species: neocardina heteropoda
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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Yes, you will get mut shrimp! Red rillis came from selective breeding PFR/Fire Reds/RCS
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On the plus side, none will look the brown wild color. They are both red.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:14 AM   #5
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i say just leave them wont hurt them unless your wanting just cherries. some might pop up with the rili coloring later on
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:19 AM   #6
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Yeah - definitely leave them together.

You won't get "mut" shrimp at all. If anything, you'll occasionally have Rilis show up in your population.
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I meant by mutt shrimp is they will be mixed they will not be rilli or rcs they will be mixed
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:05 AM   #8
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Mutt shrimp are defintely a possibility. You'll get a cherry with less red coverage but not clear spots on the body. It'll be a shrimp with a less than rili clear patch.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #9
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Or you end up in the world where slowly your entire colony goes one way or the other with no issues of quality/grade.

Though, this only happens to be when I'm not trying. If I try? Grade suffers. heh.
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Alright, thanks guys! 2 of my Red Cherries are already berried. So we'll see!

Also how do you sex Red Rilis?
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:49 AM   #11
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sexing will be the same for all shrimp. curved lower tail for females, straight angle tail for males.
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they will interbreed for sure >.<, i have red rillis breed and some babies turn cherry...so i throw them in with rcs..
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Xenes threw in red rilis, PFR, and blue rilis and never got any chocolates just some interesting rilis and blue velvets. I bought some of those and they are breeding like crazy. Mix of blue velvets, red rilis so far. I am going to try and selectively bred the weirder ones to see how it works out.
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