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I like to name this shrimp white headed bumbleebee. I have around 5 adults and 15 juvies so far. Seems the white pattern is different among shrimp.

I am currently running an experiment to see if these shrimp are a hybrid of the normal bumble bee and crystal red shrimp. I currently have one pregnant female CRS in this tank and she should have babies in like three weeks.



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I've seen white headed "new bees." I think that's what they were refered to as. They were different from bumble bees and different from bees. I believe Silane had them.

Maybe that's how he got his? Very cool though.
 

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I've seen white headed "new bees." I think that's what they were refered to as. They were different from bumble bees and different from bees. I believe Silane had them.

Maybe that's how he got his? Very cool though.
I am not sure that is a correct name for them. It looks more like a bumble bee. Ido not see the orangy tail and white dots in them like a bee.
 

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From what I've read, "true" Bees and Bumble bess are differnt. The Bees have a white head and an orangish tail, where Bumble bees have a black head and a white tail. So if you have a white head and a black tail, congrats!

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but its from his bumble bee tank. So it must be a new kind of breed. Do bumble bees have grades? From what I've seen they all look A grade in terms of CRS/Diamond shrimp
 

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Pedro, you should check the really long shrimpnow.com topic about bees and diamonds, I think this is like Type II or something. Its all a big mass of a mess in names right now, can't remember if those have a name yet...

Sorry I'm not much help. They really look nice though

-Andrew
 
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