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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-21-2020, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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It seems that while something like a Tangerine Tiger will breed true, there is more variation in the neo breeds. Anyone have any experience advising as to which color lines are more stable than the others? I'd love to go with an Orange Sakura or Blue Dream, but understand that the Blues may result in some reds and chocolates too.

To clarify the root of the question: these shrimp are going in a heavily planted tank, so the opportunity to cull might be a bit limited.

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Reds, yellows, and oranges, in my experience. And you'll still need to cull an occasional stinker. I'd say black rose and blues have been the worst for me. I have one line of blues that is so far bucking this trend, but I'm only 6ish months into this group and not ready to call them breeding true just yet.
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Reds, yellows, and oranges, in my experience. And you'll still need to cull an occasional stinker. I'd say black rose and blues have been the worst for me. I have one line of blues that is so far bucking this trend, but I'm only 6ish months into this group and not ready to call them breeding true just yet.
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Tangerine tigers you could say are like mountain lions... no matter how many mountain lions you breed together, you will only get mountain lions!

The colors of Neos on the other hand are more like labrador retrievers.... You could breed two labs of the same color together and get a variety of colors. Two black labs for example could throw black, brown and yellow offspring.


That's not an accurate representation by any means... just that, it might be a better way to look at it. Generally speaking, if you breed two shrimp together that are the same color, generally the offspring will be the same color! However, they were line bred/culled to achieve the "higher end" colors and if you don't keep up the culling, it's possible for the offspring to lose color over several generations.


I suck at breeding Neos... so I'm no help there!


However, if there's a specific color you want (i.e. blue or yellow), then see if there is an equivalent Tiger color you can choose instead. (not guaranteed apparently in some tiger colors to get that specific color in all offspring!)
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My Golden -back yellows seem to be very consistent in breeding true.

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Tangerine tigers you could say are like mountain lions... no matter how many mountain lions you breed together, you will only get mountain lions!

The colors of Neos on the other hand are more like labrador retrievers.... You could breed two labs of the same color together and get a variety of colors. Two black labs for example could throw black, brown and yellow offspring.


That's not an accurate representation by any means... just that, it might be a better way to look at it. Generally speaking, if you breed two shrimp together that are the same color, generally the offspring will be the same color! However, they were line bred/culled to achieve the "higher end" colors and if you don't keep up the culling, it's possible for the offspring to lose color over several generations.


I suck at breeding Neos... so I'm no help there!


However, if there's a specific color you want (i.e. blue or yellow), then see if there is an equivalent Tiger color you can choose instead. (not guaranteed apparently in some tiger colors to get that specific color in all offspring!)
I have a OE Red tiger that is berried now, excited to see what the off-spring will look like.
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Iíve had no luck with my golden back yellows. Iíve spent a ton of cash on them over time, and they slowly just disappear.


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