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    • sdlTBfanUK
      I can't actually answer the question, hopefully someone may be able, however, I started with red wine/ruby about 3 of each and blue bolt/steel again 3 of each and ended up with this mix (I never bought any with black in them); I do think there are some peope who have soe idea but I thin it can go back many generations as to what their genes are so until you have many generations of one type breeding with the same type you won't get the stable/consistant colour and that is why breeders (experts) keep a single type in a tank to get that stability of pattern, but of course you can't know how far that goes back when you first purchase them?. Personally though I loved the variety and never knowing what would come next,  to the point I had probably all the patterns/colours out there? Hopefully someone will give you some guidance but I doubt it will be easy or quick to work it out, and mixing them in one tank will have made the situation more difficult I expect. Just enjoy the ride, I know you will, you started with the same as I did coincidentally? You won't get any boring shrimps with what you have in the tank, unlike mixing neocaridinas. Simon
    • beanbag
      I have Red Wine Panda mixed with Blue bolt.  The babies turned out to be about half blue bolt and half BKK or Shadow Panda.  (Black and white stripes, but sometimes the white part is kind of blue). What are the genetics that caused this? If these babies mate, will I get any red shrimp again?  (I assume red is recessive, so yes?)
    • Healingeagle
      Planaria easy fix.  Panacur c Kills all worms and snails shrimp happily stay alive and unaffected. Simple easy fix. The thing is it takes a couple of months for it to completely be safe for snails again. Planaria will kill shrimp, they leave a toxic trail behind them that can paralyze the little shrimp allowing them to be worm food.
    • jayc
      Planaria eggs (or cocoon) are way too small to be seen. So a full tear down of the tank will definitely take care of them.  Just be careful with re-using anything from the old tank. Hardscape items can be boiled. Plants need to be treated. I've always used the mild bleach treatment. 1part bleach to 19parts water, and soak for 5 minutes. Rinse carefully before putting it back into a tank. I don't use bleach on anything porous like drift wood or sponge though.  The empty tank can be washed in white vinegar, rinse clean and let dry in the sun before using the tank.  
    • EBC
      Hope you feel better! Super keen to hear how the carbonated water approach works. Still need to find the hours I need to do a full tank tear down but planning on using carbonated water to treat the plants before they go back in. Hoping this manages to kill anything clinging to the plants. Anyone know what scud eggs are like? Looking it up, they seem to carry the eggs similar to shrimp so there shouldn't be any clinging to any driftwood or anything right? Also, I have some planaria in my tank as well (small that don't actually seem to bother the shrimp, not even the babies). Anyone know if there are eggs or anything that I need to worry about with them? Or should the full tear down and careful replacement of shrimp and plants take care of both?
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