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Why my BB's aren't blue?

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Squiggle

holy sh!t BB, that is stunning! I've got a cull tank you can put her in, 1st dibs, 1st dibs, 1st dibs! :applause:

I've been adding Mg & she has coloured up very well, or so I thought till I saw your cull pic but she has lost a bit of her colour in the last day or two cause I think she is about to moult & berry, she has a nice saddle that you can only see in the right light. :encouragement:

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Heavyd

Bluebolt that is one ugly shrimp. What an eyesore! No wonder she's a cull ;)

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newbreed

Marcus that bb is amazing!! Love the markings/pattern on her back. I think she would benefit from a relocation to Victoria!! Happy to help!! :)

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KFenk

That is one of the best looking shrimp I'v ever seen! Can't believe how they can change colour like that. It's awesome!

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Squiggle

You could probably grade that as a shadow mosura, definitely not bad for a cull BB :encouragement:

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ninja

She also looks to be berried---------oops?

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Squiggle

Hahaha, what an enormous pain in the bum that would be, a gorgeous shrimp like that berried from the cull tank, doh! :dejection:

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BlueBolts

Tanks full of Tibee's so hopefully the shrimplets colour/patterns will be something new and interesting. I have a few mosura headed BB, but haven't been focusing on patterns at all, just colour and intensity....

Thanks for all the comments... May have to upgrade her to the presidential suit. :-)

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Squiggle

Damn dude! Dibs on the Shadow Pinto Mosura shrimplets, hahaha :smiley_simmons:

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ineke
Woke up this morning' date=' and noticed in my "Mongrel/Cull Tank", this spectacular BB in her full vibrance.......she was condemned to this tank 3-4 weeks ago, as she had mediocre head colour, and only a bluish tinge body..... BUT look at her 2day !

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How's your BB colouring up Squiggle ? Any improvement ?

See BB I told you mongrels are cool:encouragement:

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BlueBolts
See BB I told you mongrels are cool:encouragement:

Touche. :o

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Squiggle

Ok, so after raising the TDS to 160, the GH to 5 & adding more magnesium I think my girl is starting to show her true colours, definitely a massive change :victorious:

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newbreed

Just beautiful squiggs!! Will look to add more magnesium to my setup and hopefully get similar results! Great thread, many thanks!!

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Squiggle

Thanks dude, she just keeps getting more colour, this is the latest pic of her :victorious:

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BlueBolts

Ahhh, that's much better. Well done Squiggles.

Newbreed, just watch the amount of magnesium.... i.e. Ca : Mg ratio etc... Too much magnesium, and an imbalance to the ratio will cause a premature death :-(

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BiGGiE

Wheres pics of the beauty from the show auction?? =D

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Squiggle

I didn't buy any, I know Newbreed got two of them, he has posted some stunning pics but they still have to fully colour up. :victorious:

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poeticwinter

nice work. well done! love the blue colour

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blackcat
Ok' date=' so I want to find out why my BB have lost their blue. The system is about 700L & I add about a teaspoon of mineral powder every week or two to the sump & about the same of Epsom salts to the auto waterchange tank, the rest of my WP are below

PH - 5.7

GH - 4

KH - 0

Ca - 20ppm

TDS - 110

Nitrate - 0

Temp - 23

They are all breeding quite well & I have about 8 berried girls in the system at the moment & that's a combination of CRS, CBS, BB, mischlings. All the others are showing great colour just not the TB's :victorious:[/quote']

What huh ??????back up the truck EPSOM SALTS

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Squiggle
What huh ??????back up the truck EPSOM SALTS

Magnesium Sulfate' date=' shrimp need magnesium. Read the two threads below & all will be revealed! :encouragement:

Both incredibly informative & very well written, well done BB & jayc! :victorious:

[h=3']GH - Ca:MG Ratio[/h]

[h=3]Why the need for Calcium & Magnesium[/h]

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HexaD

What a huge difference! Looks like a totally different shrimp

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Squiggle

I know right, even the difference between the last two shots is amazing & that's only a TDS difference of about 10ppm, just goes to show you how important the correct WP are & the fine line between good & bad for shrimp. :victorious:

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