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I've got 11 very happy tiger shrimp in my tank right now. My parameters are

pH: 6.8
kH: 2
gH: 5

amm, nitrite: 0
nitrate:5

I'd like to keep some OEBT in here as well. I love the colors on my tigers, but want some of the oebt too.
I'm positive they will cross, being both tiger shrimp after all. Just wondering what I can expect from offspring? Keep in mind, I'm a hobbyist. I'm not looking to be a pro breeder and make tons of money or anything. I may occasionally sell some here on the forum, making it clear these are crosses and not charging much. Just money on the side to support my shrimp buying habit. Lol

so, will I get some cool looking babies, or mostly wild colored tigers?
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Congrats on the new tigers!! I have some OEBT in with my tigers and the OEBT are jusssst starting to get to breeding age. I'm cycling a tank to seperate them, but in the mean time one of my tigers has berried recently and it could be from an OEBT male so i'm anxious to hear if anyone knows what they look like.
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Congrats on the new tigers!! I have some OEBT in with my tigers and the OEBT are jusssst starting to get to breeding age. I'm cycling a tank to seperate them, but in the mean time one of my tigers has berried recently and it could be from an OEBT male so i'm anxious to hear if anyone knows what they look like.
oh awesome!! If it ends up being from an oebt, post pics!
mine are teeny. Got a few months till berries I'm guessing
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I have known two types of genetic breeders in my day. One is purely scientific, usually works with one male and one or two females. The second goes: "Hmm, I wonder what would happen if?" I find the second type to be generally more interesting, and they get invited to more parties.


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I have known two types of genetic breeders in my day. One is purely scientific, usually works with one male and one or two females. The second goes: "Hmm, I wonder what would happen if?" I find the second type to be generally more interesting, and they get invited to more parties.
this answer truly just made my day!
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very true, I'm probably gonna go for it, and maybe add some nice tibees too, just for kicks
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I have.....

Oebt crossed with normal tiger some may come out blue with regular eyes, some will come out blonde with orange eyes and some will come out normal.

This all depends on the strain you have and the existing breeder weaned Out all the defects. But happy keeping
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its not so bad now since the price of oebt has come down a fair bit. when they were new people didnt do many crosses just for the fact they cost so much. its always a good idea to get them breeding well before crossing though just in cause you lose some. would be a shame to spend the money and then end up with none later on down the line.
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