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    Default Re: Anyone else keep freshwater shrimp?

    Tomorrow my yellow's and rili reds will be shipped. I got their tanks ready for them today.
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    Default Re: Anyone else keep freshwater shrimp?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iminit View Post
    Mine do eat them. But my shrimp have adapted. I mean they change colors. I started with reds and blue culls in there. I have found blacks brown and many clear and green. I once caught a solid black one and moved it into my regular shrim tank and it turned the color of my gravel over night. They seem to change color to survive. Just my observations .
    If you mix a variety of neocardia colors in breeding the offspring will revert to the wild type. With the "camouflage" I'm not surprised that they are able to hide from the predators better. Natural selection in motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iminit View Post
    No Liz I think shrimp have run their course for me. I havenít bought any new in probably a year now. Still have a few hundred in the 2 tanks and who knows how many in the discus tank. To me they are like my mts snails they serve a purpose their great cleaners. I havenít even culled in months.
    I read that if you mix different colors they will eventually turn back to the wild type browns. The colors are all accomplished by selective breeding. It's somewhat amazing to me that there are color morphs so prevalent in these neo's.
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    Default Re: Anyone else keep freshwater shrimp?

    Yes even if not mixing you do still end up with browns. Those you cull. Than you cull the less red till you end up with shrimp with red legs. Best quality are all the same color including there legs. Here’s one of my reds surveying the discus tank.Name:  635EC965-C511-4187-869D-D8F503E32E5B.jpg
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    just sharing.... RARE and EXOTIC shrimp!


    https://youtu.be/LlaPdyqafo4
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    Those shrimp colors are amazing! Crazy cool patterns as well. I wonder how true they reproduce their same kind?
    When I lived in Australia the BKK, Black King Kong shrimp, was $600aud for 1 when they were first made available. Yikes!

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    We had a very blue shrimp from the Bloody Mary tank once.

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