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if i take 10 S+ grade crystal red shrimp and start breeding them, how long will it take in order to get SS hinomaru grades or even SSS grades. the tank they will be kept in is a 29g with 20% water change weekly.
 

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It would be very difficult to say. I doubt you will get a definitive answer, there are way too many factors at hand.
 

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Not possible with one tank. You have to selectively breed higher quality in another tank. And how many baby shrimps can you keep alive until they are old enough to breed? If only 5 or 9 survives from 1 batch. I'd say it might take you years to do it and a lot of luck.
 

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If the genes of the 10 S+ grade crystal red shrimp are of SSS or SS grade (their parents), then you do have a chance with selective breeding.

Else, really difficult. Unless you introduce high grade CRS or high grade wild parents etc.. to improve the genes of the next generation.
 

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S+ to get to SS or hinomaru is not that difficult. It may take a few generations or you could get lucky and get a couple hinos out of the first batch. But to get to anything higher (SSS) would take an extremely long time.
I completely agree. Don't expect that you will be able to breed SSS grades from them alone for at least a year or two. minimum! Depending on the genes you may never especially if you only have one tank...

I would expect in a year to have some above the original grade and some below if you didn't cull at all.

-Andrew
 
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