I noticed this the other day on my RCS, a little white grain that was stuck on its head.
Does anybody know what this is?
I have a small setup ( for now :) , 2 x 60L both with internal filter system
In one i keep PRL , benibachi x hakata , not the most beautifull ones in the beginning
but it seems to be getting allot better lately
The other tank is a ''mixed tank '' containing the following :
2x Zebra pinto black
1x crystal white
2x Ebi Tengi Tangerine Tigers (golden)
3x Spotted Head Red
1x (shadow)Red Taitibee
1x PRL SS
1x PRL SSS
In this mixed tank i now discovered the following fry / baby shrimp
Soil is akadama 1-4 mm
Can someone help me with naming these hybrids ?
And what do you think , is it worth it to select these patterns for further breeding ?
Thanks allot !
Ok people time to make history we will start with a simple one for this we just need a yes or no answer we will define the term pure as it will relate to shrimp this is only single gene line shrimp no hybrids ie tibee, pinto, misch etc. Going forward in our hobby pure in reference to shrimp will mean the following any shrimp that produces and has produce all offspring of the same genetic make up as the parents for 3 or more generations shall be deemed pure.
These are some interesting responses that we have had.
1. Yes! But I'm not okay with just 3 generations to call it pure. As I told earlier in another discussion, I've been getting only crs offspring in my crs only tank for the past 2 years until now(2 golden bees after more than 10+ generations approx, meantime no new shrimps were added in the past 1.5 years)
2. Perhaps the term "true-breeding" (or pure-breeding) is more useful than pure, most if not all these things are hybrids after all. There are no wild species that correspond to a Taiwan/Shadow bee, for example. The true breeding stability comes from dilligent selection and line breeding for a given trait until no other traits occur. That's the hard part of the work and down to the quality of the breeder.
3. Well pure means pure, not 80<90 %.
Mum bought some plants for her Guppy tank and one of them I'm unsure of what it is, it was sold as Blyxa but I am certain it isn't, it's too upright and some what hard, unlike the soft, lightly bent leaf of a Blyxa, any ideas of what it is anyone? It's growing quite well and I actually don't mind it either.
This thing is going out of controll in my tank. What plant is it?