The Blue Pearls do not breed true. You get a mix of amber and Blue Pearl babies. Their berries are brown, also. The Blue Velvet Shrimp Do breed true. I think that the Blue Velvets are a more vibrant clear blue than the Blue Pearls, but they are both lovely shrimp. The plant in the corner is a Hydrocotyl tripartita. It has to be pruned regularly. It is planted in the substrate, where it spreads, but it also produces a canopy for the shrimp to hang out in. Also, not shown in these photos are some Amazon Frogbit pieces which have to be thinned weekly. I just want one or two of the smaller ones in each tank (2.5 gallons each). The shrimp love to graze on the roots of them also.wow sweet tanks. what is the difference between the blue pearl and the blue velvet? are they still considered cherries or "Neocaridina Heteropoda"? would they be able to interbreed? also what is the plant in your right tank in the top left corner?
ahh so funny how genetics work. im trying to start a shrimp tank i had a few but my tetras basically jumped them right after they molted so my numbers have been dwindling. im down to 3 and have no other tank to put them in yet as im cycling a 5 gal just for shrimp. im thinking of dwarf water lettuce for shrimp since their roots are good hiding places for them to hangout in.The Blue Pearls do not breed true. You get a mix of amber and Blue Pearl babies. Their berries are brown, also.
This depends on your opinion of what constitutes breeding true. Speedie himself has posts here that say some of the blue velvets may end up with red headgear. I've seen them myself. The more shrimp I keep the less I care about keeping their colors pristine. Not everyone feels the same way.The Blue Velvet Shrimp Do breed true.
I haven't had Blue Velvets long enough to see this, but my Blue Pearls would occasionally have 'white eyes' or white patches on their heads. This is one of them.my blue velvets get patches of red on them every now and then but as they get bigger it looks like it starts to disappear