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newbreed

The Blues are coming along beautifully BB!! Great work with the selective breeding.

Also putting out for dibs on a couple to mix into my blue cherry (mini) colony!! All in good time..

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BlueBolts
BB' date=' is it ok to mix cherries and TB in the same tank? Will the cherries effect the breeding program of tb?[/quote']

Every single of my tanks are doubled up with Caridina and Neocaridina. They mix in very well, and I don't think they effect each other's breeding whatsoever, in fact my Caridina outbreeds Neocaridina !

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Squiggle

Awesome pics BB, you're getting some beautiful strength in the colour, they look amazing! Thanks for sharing :victorious:

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blackcat

♥Im In Love♥

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MrShrimp
Every single of my tanks are doubled up with Caridina and Neocaridina. They mix in very well' date=' and I don't think they effect each other's breeding whatsoever, in fact my Caridina outbreeds Neocaridina ![/quote']

Thx bb, I'm going to double up soon :)

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pappyy3

Beautiful Blue shrimp BB - WOW ...

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BlueBolts

Blue cherry juvi growing and maturing well

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Squiggle

You've really out done yourself BB, absolutely stunning! That looks as blue as an OEBT, there's a bit of orange in the eyes too, lol :encouragement:

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smicko

Beautiful colour on the blues bb, can't wait to see them breeding true and what shade they settle at. People on this site are taking cherries to a new level definitely an inspiration.

Cheers mick

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JPN07

Beautiful shrimps BB. Saw these blue cherries in person, they are just stunning.

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ninja

Yeah me too, 1st dibs just in case no ones asked, lol.

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JPN07
Yeah me too' date=' 1st dibs just in case no ones asked, lol.[/quote']

Ah damn forgot. 2nd dibs then LOL

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ineke

Wow BB you have mastered the blue now for that yucky green hulk;)

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JPN07
Wow BB you have mastered the blue now for that yucky green hulk;)

You mean the most awesome and beautiful GH Ineke. LoL

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ineke

No Blue is my colour ,Blue Velvet, Blue Cherry , Blue from Chocolate cherry and the best -wait for it- The BlueBolts- thats the shrimp ofcourse not the man -although he is very nice too but I didn't say that:D

I do like the GH but you have to stop somewhere or else you NEED MORE TANKS

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Squiggle

I heard BB mention he was going to build another rack, he should be starting it very soon, lol :smiley_simmons:

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newbreed
Blue cherry juvi growing and maturing well

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Coming along beautifully BB! Is that a mosura marking developing?

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BlueBolts
Coming along beautifully BB! Is that a mosura marking developing?

Ooh, a Blue Crystal Mosura....I wish ! Will post more pics of my colony tomorrow....

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ineke

Look forward to that:encouragement:

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Squiggle

Ooooo, me too! Well done BB. :victorious:

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Heavyd

Well done on reaching this far with the blues. They look outstanding.

Please post pictures of the breeding colony. It will be nice to see them all together.

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shrimpstan

Awesome job BB! the blues are definitely one of the best colours in the tank!

When u do these breading programs do u notice any changes in breeding rates and survival rates.. like do u get more or less eggs and do u notice lower survival rates or about the same as usual? Do they grow at the same speed as a normal cherry or rili?

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BlueBolts

Not a great day with the camera 2day....too distracted, and shrimps didn't pose well ! Will try again !

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ineke

Wow just wow:cheerful:

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BlueBolts

I'm personally NOT pleased with them :mad: My last F3's threw out heaps of chocs !!! Grrr, and also the "tiger" pattern has all of a sudden re-appeared to some of my juvi's. Contemplating splitting the program into two tanks ATM.....1. for Blue Cherry, and the 2nd for Fire Blue Cherry :congratulatory:

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