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Mixing Neocaridina color variants... Selective breeding

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I'm curious to know if there are any other shrimp breeders with mixed Neocaridina davidi tanks which have yielded unique colors and patterns?  

I have been working on this for a while, and interestingly have not had shrimp revert to wild coloring, but instead have developed some interesting colors and surprising patterns in groups of offspring.

Anyone else find this to be true? 

Thanks, @farmdee 

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Zoidburg

I've seen a few other people try this route, and have seen some interesting colored offspring from one breeder! He sells a "Skrittles" mix and has had some interesting colored shrimp. He does get wild colored offspring though, but he culls these from the "rainbow" tank. His name is Lucas Bretz and his website is LRBAquatics. He has pictures on FB though of his interesting shrimp.


Someone else, I think, mixed together Bloody Mary and Blue Dream which resulted in a shrimp that was red and blue.

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Matuva

I have a tank where several colors were mixed. I had some nice offsprings, especially a brown/red (burgundy) female with a stripe. Very intersting.

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@farmdee6

I find it so fascinating, though most people I have talked to like to keep one color. I love looking into my mixed tank as I'm routinely finding new colors/patterns now.  I have a red/blue marble line, and a multicolor koi pattern.  I have some pictures on my @farmdee6 Twitter- don't know how to put here. I'm hoping to have some success with orange/blue soon too.  

 

 

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Matuva

Same here. Based on this burgundy shrimp, I think I will monitor closely this "mixed" tank, throw in it what I have left in colors: carbon rili, red cherries, orange and blue carbon. i'll see what pops up.

Those critters are amazing, I have yet to find why my female cherries in the garden pond are so big (1 inch easy) and so red,as the ones I care in my tank are smaller, an average .6 inch, and less red for the most...

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jayc

Pics or it didn't happen. ?

 

C'mon, show us these rainbow tanks you guys have.

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@farmdee6

Well, I have a few at theshrimpshop.com and am in the process of adding more.  

I have had this experiment going for some time now. I'll be sharing on my channel as well.  https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCw7-7eLnHRXG6_PW3PxE7Rg?app=m&persist_app=1

My orange/blue dragon is debuting soon, and many photos to share of other oddities.  It has been a blast... Hoping others will share too.

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On March 12, 2017 at 7:31 PM, Matuva said:

I have a tank where several colors were mixed. I had some nice offsprings, especially a brown/red (burgundy) female with a stripe. Very intersting.

Do you have pics of your burgundy female with a stripe?  I have a berried dark blue with orange stripe- and can't wait to see what the shrimplets look like!

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Matuva

Better late than never.

I finally succed matching my time, and the moment where this female finally shows: Picture makes her appear a bit brown, but she is more a wine pattern. She rather look like a good Merlot, or a Cabernet-Merlot than a Moccachino ;)

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Buggins

so I just posted some pics on my Welcome "ME" topic... probably should have posted them here :) I'll just post a couple here. I'm going for random patterns of black-blue, dream-blue, velvet-blue, light back-stripe. I've still got a-ways to go population wise but here's two that are looking promising! :)

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Here is a link to my playlist with 4 of the new patterns and colors I'm working on: marble, koi, froggy and my orange dragon...  I'd love to hear what you all think...  

Buggins I love that 1st blue!   Matuva that is a great color!!

 

 

 

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Cleeon

I start to try mix, find, and get new color pattern from neocaridina too, guys, very interesting with koi color pattern, keep it and try to make it stable, congrats for You :)

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NoGi
 is a link to my playlist with 4 of the new patterns and colors I'm working on: marble, koi, froggy and my orange dragon...  I'd love to hear what you all think...  
Buggins I love that 1st blue!   Matuva that is a great color!!
 
 
 


I had stack like that in my old choc tank, they were my culls though as I was after a fire grade chocolate. Your Koi is similar to when I worked on a Chocolate Rilli but never got there.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XELenET9vfA

This blue red marble pattern developed from chocolates, and also from blue dream--  the koi was in a mix tank and I have several multi colored shrimp now.  I and am interested to see if the coloring carries through to the shrimplets. 

I have several other interesting color morphs-  I'll try to get some video up soon. 

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