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Hi Guys,

I recently set up a galaxy tiger tank (been going with the shrimp in for 2 months almost) and in these strange times one of the females got berried. I've never had such advanced shrimp have offspring as its my first time keeping them. There are only pinto shrimp in the tank, galaxy tigers and some nanashi patterns. I was wondering what offspring I should expect - do they breed somewhat true? Or do they back breed? Or both? They are all quite advanced to begin with, fully saturated b + w with blue accents and spider legs also.

Or is it always a big bag of surprises with pintos?

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It will be a bag of surprises if you mix pinto with tigers.

They can inter-breed. So the pattern and colours of the offspring will depend on who mated with the female tiger.

Hope you get some cool patterns.

 

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Bit blurry from algae near substrate level but its her, as far as Im aware they are all taiTibee pintos, her being a galaxy tiger (spotted head with tiger stripes)🙂

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Great photo, hope you soon have some shrimplets to watch and like any new parent you will love them whatever they look like, even the funky ones (you may even like them more) that others would probably cull!

Just so you can see what happens, I started with a couple of wine red, red ruby and blue bolt and this is what I got (only a small group photo, I had hundreds (if you > you can see more):

https://skfaquatics.com/forum/gallery/image/799-dsc00440-editedjpg/?context=new

I even had black ones and none of the shrimp I bought had any black! I think it is a bit like xmas, if you don't know what you are getting it makes it more fun? Mine were off ebay so not probably from multi generations of selection whereas a specialists may  be more reliable, but you are mixing anyway, so thats irrelevant? Did you get the shrimps from Shrimpcorner as they are close to you and only one I know that has these type?

Simon

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I think the black came from wine reds as a dominant gene (correct me if I'm wrong). Yes I got them from there, no wonder these are award winning, absolutely stunning. The pics dont show them justice though, they all got blue hues as well, and the black bodies got purple reflections. Very excited to see what comes out of the bag haha. Besides, how good is her timing? Quarantine made exciting!

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Here is a link to blue bolt! They are generally blue, blotchy sometimes with white or cream body - no black!

Simon

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The offspring can be anything, my black galaxy pinto had offspring over a month ago, it only gave four babies, and about 8mm now, looking at it now they look like CRS 3 black and 1 red.

I have one black panda, a few black pinto's, red pinto and a lot of CRS.

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Yeah i would have thought that they also back breed, so i may get blue bolts out of nowhere. Another excuse to set up yet another tank. 🙂 I want to preserve the current populations traits as they were selectively bred for a very long time. Would be a shame for it to get too diluted. Will keep the ones with interesting patterns in the main one i think.

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