Hi, I'm a newbee in Neocaridina breeding. And I am Dutch, which may account for my terrible English. I will do my best, however.
I would like to cross Bloody May with Blue Dream and select against wild types en chocs. My intention is to maintain a population with reds and blues only. I understand that the genetics are complex ant the number of genes involved unknown.
It is said that both lines are derived form a chocolate lineage. Therefore, I expect that the wild type or chocolate fenotypes /genotypes in F1, F2 etc could be limited or even absent.
I cannot find any significant data on this on Internet, however. Is there anybody who can help me out on this by experience or literature?
Thanks for updating us and I'm pleased it seems to be working better now. The tank looks fabulous as well and the shrimp will be very happy in there!
Go carefully with the C02 though and I hope to see your taiwan bee shrimp soon?
For those who read my last issues in this thread below, I have completely renewed the tank. Introduction of a spider wood of some sort polluted my tech soil definitely.
So removed everything, changed the soil to a standard JBL Manado Dark soil, so I won't have to worry about changing it for a while. I kept the plants but threw away the soil & the woods I used to have. Plants were kept.
After 6 weeks of running it empty I introduced last week CRS S to SSS type. They are doing fine.
I use 100% RO water with salty shrimp for Caridinas. Parameters seem all perfect. CO2 to help plants grow.
Just wanted to open a live topic to show you the evolution and breeding I will have when I will introduce this week some Taiwan Bees Pandas & Red Wines. The results should be interesting. I am not looking into breeding specific types, just want to see how thing goes with this breedings.
Anyway here are a couple of pics.