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Been selective breeding the green in cherry shrimps for 12+ months, using yellows, blue velvet, reds!....that i identified carrying the colour variant... After F5-6, the colony is starting to produce some weird colours/shades. Recognising temporary colour changes with cherries etc... I have been observing this cherry for the past 4 months, and it has remained this green, and in fact is starting to intensify its colour over the past 2 weeks....

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Anyone with a similar program, please do feel free to add to this thread, so that our community can see where this colour variant is heading.... Or if you have a individual cherry with these attributes, whether a temporary colour "fake" or the real deal.... Just interested to know what's out there etc .... Oh and 1st dibs :-)

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newbreed

Great work Marcus! Always pushing the envelope! :)

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ineke

I thought I had some greens coming through but a while ago Dean wanted some Blue Velvets and I sent them to him- telling him they appeared green - he said once again in the change of ph they turned to Blue Velvet. I have a few more now but nothing as green as yours.

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KFenk

Wow that's a lot different than the lime green ones I'v seen on the net. Would be fun trying to spot shrimplets from them hiding in the moss.

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Garnelchen

Wow BB, that green is amazing! You rock!

Do you have more photos of your other (more or less) green shrimp?

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shrimpstan

looks real nice BB!

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ninja

Yeah he's got greener ones than that!

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Androo

Aaa amazing

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Squiggle

Wow BB, that looks stunning, I can't wait to see what you do with it. Hopefully there will be a true green Neocaridina Hetropoda soon & not just the Caridina Babaulti. Thanks for sharing. :victorious:

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warren63

Great work! As s newbie im constantly surprised by all the colours. Look forward to seeing the progress of your work

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Androo

Ok time for a silly question. Now obviously it's not as simple as yellow+blue=green but can colours like purple be made or do I need to find a more purple looking gene in my shrimp and go from there. Or would a red/blue cross give me the start?

all my other livestock experience has proven that putting one colour with another colour dosnt really give you the half way point, however cattle would be fairly close in some cases

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BlueBolts

Thanks ALL, it is a patient process..

Androo, yes, the colour achieved isn't via "the half way point"....but via variations of colours...the green cherry I've got is derived from a yellow having a green variation, a choc having a green variation and a blue velvet having a green variation....through several generations, and via a selectively picking the best out of the colony, you attempt to improve the coloration through the selective process...... I have 3-4 that have the same green intensity, and approx. 7-8 with a lighter green tinge.... these are all achieved from 5-6 generations, with 100's of culls etc....

In terms of purple, yes, the variation exist in the cherry family .... just a slow & difficult process.... I was working on selectively breeding them, BUT was slack, and it all turned to the wild form, as I didn't cull and selectively breed them as well as I should have :-(

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KFenk

Those purple ones would have been stunning!

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JohnH

Does this count??

No artificial colouring or flavours...... honest :victorious:

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poeticwinter

purple and green cherry so stunning :) congrats guys hope that can be new species and spread arround australia haha

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Androo

That purple is still looking ok. What intensity would you have strived for if you had kept the killing up

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BlueBolts

JohnH - I much prefer your green shrimp, immune to bad WP, etc,, I bet ;)

Androo - I like the vibrant colour of cherries, and more importantly for me, is to eliminate the stripe/pattern on cherries. Colour should be bright, and pattern/marking free. Just my preference...

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ninja
Does this count??

No artificial colouring or flavours...... honest :victorious:

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Ist dibs on its offspring?

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BlueBolts

Another step fwd to the green cherry program…unfortunately, I didn't notice the colour of the saddle, but I've got green eggs ! Woohoo….

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Squiggle

Looks awesome dude, very nice colour! What happy dance did you do? Lol :encouragement:

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ineke

Woohoo BB :applause:

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newbreed

Awesome news BB!! Was she only with other green variants?? Can't wait to see the offspring, yet another cherry variety to drool over!!

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newbreed

Also, first dibs if no-one has put it out there!! :)

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BlueBolts

Thanks

Was she only with other green variants??
Been isolating "green cherries" for over 12+ months. Lots of culls, BUT last batch produces 4-5 green shrimplets, and had never notice "green eggs" until yesterday. So super excited to see the outcome :-)

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