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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-30-2018, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Carbon Rili are not true breeding???

First I apologize for the poor picture quality. It's user error as this phone produces very good pictures for others, but I needed to provide a basis for my specific inquiry.
Several months... nearly a year ago I purchased 24 Carbon Rili shrimp. All were perfect examples and all were healthy. Within 2 weeks all but 1 or 2 died.. or so I thought. Since then the tank had been used for breeding Gertrude Rainbows and attempts at breeding Neons and glowlights. Once I removed the glowlights after it appeared that they laid eggs I left the lights out for 5 days. When I turned them back on what I thought were fry were several Neo shrimp. Most are perfect carbon rili's.


Then I have a couple young red Rili shrimp

Then I have this guy that is a solid light blue/aquamarine...


Should I move these guys now? Or does it matter? Now that I have a colony going I would like to get colonies going in my other tanks, however that will require a substantial population to compensate for losses.
If I choose to sell these is it common knowledge that they do not breed true or are mine simply not selectively bred adequately?

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I had blue velvet and maybe 1 for every 150 offspring was a rhili (blue and red). I never took it out, figured it was kind of cool that the rhili genes are still present. Pretty sure it's normal.
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Completely normal, it's best to cull them, if you want your colony to stay "clean". By cull I don't necessary mean kill, you can move them to "ugly shrimps tank" or give them away.
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