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Old 06-04-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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could these possibly be blue tigers?


so these were labeled as blueberry shrimp in the LFS today (if anyone if familiar with the SF store 6th and clement...) i saw them in the RCS tank and i was like hmm thats interesting so i grabbed a net and scooped them out (the store is self serve which in my opinion is pretty weird but o well) anyways one is building up a saddle apparently and im hoping the other is a male. i hope these are blue tigers or even low grade oebt. i have a feeling they might be oebt mich. because i found a really low grade blonde red tiger i guess with orange eyes. but these two were blue and so i had to buy them haha. and here are the really poor pictures i took of them. fingers crossed that they'll have babies and give out some oebt haha
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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That is a standard Tiger shrimp---not a blue one.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:11 PM   #3
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nope..not even close to OEBT...

Just a regular tiger
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:13 PM   #4
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Unfortunately they both look like regular Tiger shrimp to me as well.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:29 PM   #5
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There could be really bad blondes (very low quality blondes) out there that could look similar, but even so their eyes must be ORANGE. This one is missing BOTH the Orange eyes AND Blue coloration. Lol.

Don't try and breed up from low quality stock, best to save up and get blues or mostly blues to start your breeding. Good luck!
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:10 AM   #6
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haha i know they're not OEBT i was just being overly optimistic in hopes that they could be lol. they're actually a little blue. you can't really tell from the pics which made me think they were really low grade OEBT culls or something. they were only 1.99 so i was like "hey why not?!" the two bluer ones dont have the orange eyes but this one almost completely clear one has the orange eyes but it looks like it has red stripes. so thats what made me think they were mischlings or something. but yea i know they're not OEBT but i think they might be really low grade tigers. im hoping to get my CRS culls in there with them to make some tibees and see what their off spring look like.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:13 AM   #7
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here are some slightly better ones i think you couldnt see their blue tint from the contrast of the white net. but from the pictures its still pretty hard to tell. one only has blue in its head portion and the other has a blue-ish body (both w/o orange eyes, so just blue tigers i guess). and then theres the one with orange eyes but ambiguous patterns so idk what it is.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:15 AM   #8
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Even standard tigers can have a slight coloration. Mine have orange, yellow, and a tinge of blue but they are definitely not OEBT's. Just your standard tiger.



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Old 06-05-2013, 01:33 AM   #9
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LOL i realize they're not OEBT, i was just wondering if they were blue tigers, but i guess they're just regular tigers haha. thanks. but go blue tigers only exist with orange eyes? or are theyre blue tigers that have regular black eyes. i also have this one shrimp that i did buy,that has somewhat of a golden eye i guess. im not sure what it is because the coloration is pretty much non existent. any ideas? i put a cherry shrimp in the net so you can compare the eyes. the eyes definitely have some color to them and are not just black. do all tigers have a slightly tinted eye? (sorry i realized that the net one probably doesnt show anything but the first one definitely shows that the eyes are not just black)
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #10
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You can get black eyed blue tigers...I bred some myself specifically for that reason, to see if the genetics would carry over. Used a Super Tiger (orange head and tail) and an OEBT.

The offspring were blue in color and had dark eyes. To get the orange eyes both parents must have them, otherwise the offspring have regular dark eyes.

Many wild Tigers can show bluish tinge, reddish tinge, red stripes too, but they are just shades of regular wild tigers, which yours look like.

Can't be mischlings either, because that's a Taiwan x CRS cross....you must have meant Tibee Tiger x Bee shrimp, which it could be, but more likely its just a wild tiger.
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