09-18-2013, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by djembekah
Awesome! I'm still thinking about shrimp :) and if you ever nees mts for your assassins, let me know, I've got way too many!
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DOO ITTT! Just redo one of your small tanks with moss (since its so easy to keep) and some well placed driftwood. Get some cheap red shrimp and have fun :D
Originally Posted by aussieJJDude
Wow, the breeder box looks awesome! :)
It would be amazing if the reds could produce blues!!! :)
Also, I not really sure about shrimp grading, is there a good site somebody could link here showing me??
Thanks! This Neocaridina species is normally brown. But with selective breeding of random gene mutations, different color strains have been stabilized. The red strain selectively bred from the wild type was bred and stabilized, and over time breeders have encountered other random mutations in the reds and created brown, black, and the newest blue strain (that I have). Since they were developed from the red strain, my blues still produce occasional red offspring. This also shows that the blue strain is not yet 100% stabilized to breed "true" and only produce blues, but this is because this strain was just developed and will take time to stabilize :D
PS - here is a general grading system of red cherry shrimp. The stronger the gene is expressed (requires lots of selective breeding), the higher color quality and cost. Each level of red has its own name as well. Grading system of Cherry to Fire Red Shrimps?
Originally Posted by Chesh
lol, I'm still impressed with your not-scape, and having a bit of trouble seeing all the algae you're complaining about ^.~ Looks good, I'm *almost* as impressed with your little box as I am your tank! Congrats on the reds. . . should be a fun experiment! Pretty things!
Thanks! Im wondering if the red offspring is a complete reversion to the red strain they were developed from, possible random gene crossovers, dominant/recessive issues, etc. Im actually graduating with my degree in Cell/Molecular Bio this semester, so I'm really interested in the genetics going on.
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