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Boris

I am confused (normal) about what is a Taiwan bee?
I thought that is was a mutation of the black(red) bee shrimp as implied by the chart in the first post in this thread Tibee, Taitibee, Pinto, Mischling, F1, F2 terms explained.
However this forum category is called "Taiwan Bee Shrimp - Caridina mariae x logemanni" implying that it is a cross between bee and tiger.
Googling didn't really help so can someone pleas explain or direct me?

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Zoidburg

From my understanding, a TB is a crystal coloration.


However, this forum is for taiwan bee and it's hybrids. If you breed a pure TB to another shrimp, with selective breeding, it is possible to get offspring that appear to be TB, and are healthier, genetically speaking, but are not genetically TB.

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Mr. F

TB is thought to be a mutation to the pigment and pigment deposition genes in Crystal shrimp. Others think that the original TB was created by crossing a tiger to a crystal, however this isn't as widely accepted. Finally Tibee (tiger bee) shrimp come from logemanii (cantonensis) x mariae (or serrata, though this is called often called "Auratai").

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Boris

Thanks for your replies!
Seems like I am correct to be confused. Were they original bred in Taiwan or is this also a maybe?

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