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Fishlover

I'm new to this forum, but I was wondering  can I get high grade red shrimp from low grade cherry shrimp? As in if I start out with a pair/pairs low grade can I breed to get a grade like Sakura or fire red? If so was process do I have to go through?

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jayc

It is possible to breed high grade shrimp from low grade, but it takes a lot of time, a lot of culling and a lot of tanks.

You select the best looking shrimp from each generation and breed them. Cull the rest or separate the low grade ones, so there is no risk of them breeding with the best shrimp and producing degraded shrimps in the next generation.

Select the best again from the next generation and cull the lower grade shrimps.

Repeat.

This assume no new shrimps are added.

 

But if you add one or two high grade males to your low grade females, it improves quality immediately.

One good male can impregnate many female shrimps.

 

So if you don't want to spend much on many high grade shrimps, get one good male.

 

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Fishlover

Nice thanks for the reply i will try get some high grades if they ever coming here where l live 

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