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Mixing Various Cardina Shrimp

I'm thinking of getting back into keeping shrimp and I noticed that a lot of new cardina varieties are now available (tibee, mischling, king kong, etc). I know with neocardina shrimp if you keep different colors they will basically revert back to a dull brown shrimp. Is there any risk of something like that happening with cardina shrimp or will they always continue to produce interesting patterns and colors when breeding the various colours and varieties together?

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I'm thinking of getting back into keeping shrimp and I noticed that a lot of new cardina varieties are now available (tibee, mischling, king kong, etc). I know with neocardina shrimp if you keep different colors they will basically revert back to a dull brown shrimp. Is there any risk of something like that happening with cardina shrimp or will they always continue to produce interesting patterns and colors when breeding the various colours and varieties together?

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To prevent shrimp hybridization this chart will help:



https://www.theshrimpfarm.com/articl...lity-chart.php


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To prevent shrimp hybridization this chart will help:



https://www.theshrimpfarm.com/articl...lity-chart.php
I'm not actually looking to prevent hybridization. All the various new cardina shrimp varieties have come about because of hybridization. I'm wondering if it's specific hybridization that is required to keep the shrimp looking good or does any cardina hybridization result in interesting patterns and colors.

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I'm not actually looking to prevent hybridization. All the various new cardina shrimp varieties have come about because of hybridization. I'm wondering if it's specific hybridization that is required to keep the shrimp looking good or does any cardina hybridization result in interesting patterns and colors.

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Ah, I see. I strictly like to prevent hybridization so read the question wrong.


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Certain combinations do result in certain types... but I couldn't tell you what to mix in order to get what specific type.

The difference between Neocaridina and Caridina is that almost all Neocaridina are one species (currently...) within captivity, with one other species recognized. Many of the Caridina are different species so you end up with different types of hybrids due to mixing species, not a "wild type" from mixing colors of the same (or similar) species.

It may take 3-6 generations however before you see anything really unique or outstanding in the tank.
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