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revolutionhope

hi teddy if u post a "WTB" in the skf marketplace im sure someone will have what ur looking for. maybe not in brisbane i don't know for sure but i do know of 2 very experienced breeders from that area. perhapsthe the best neo breeder in australia is in the gold coast and is on here from time to time when not too busy

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i_katrafilov

I'm (and spouse many other people to) a little confused about the trade names/grades of blue neos.

So,
 a blue jelly came from red/blue rili, 
blue velvet and blue diamond came from blue carbon rili and they are the both opposites of the variant.
And then came blue dream, blue topaz, blue fairy, blue pearl  etc.

Also about the yellowish/orangeish variants: yellow fire, sunkist, pumpkin etc.
I only know that what yellow neon is.

Thank you

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Travis

Few of my yellows

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i_katrafilov
On 25.04.2016 г. at 2:11 PM, i_katrafilov said:

I'm (and spouse many other people to) a little confused about the trade names/grades of blue neos.

So,
 a blue jelly came from red/blue rili, 
blue velvet and blue diamond came from blue carbon rili and they are the both opposites of the variant.
And then came blue dream, blue topaz, blue fairy, blue pearl  etc.

Also about the yellowish/orangeish variants: yellow fire, sunkist, pumpkin etc.
I only know that what yellow neon is.

Thank you

Anyone?

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NoGi
On 5/26/2016 at 5:03 PM, i_katrafilov said:

Anyone?

This is why I dislike the breeder branding on the colours. Makes it difficult for newcomers to understand the genetic history. There is a chart here from Squiggles that may describe what you are chasing.

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i_katrafilov

Thank you, but I reed all I can find and still have some unclarities.

 

I'm absolutely agreed. The commercial names is totally confusing and misleading and you hardly now what you can get. With such variable species we must stay close is possible to scientific correlations and lineages. Unfortunately we can observe the same situation with every selectively breedet species.

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Franquixote

I know how old this thread is,  I  got here with a Google search for "blue shrimp  lose their color " which has happened to me at least a half dozen times- they literally molt into natural brown and gray. 

Anyone solve this mystery in the last few years?

Anyway on this topic, the general consensus of the general aquarist with other species bred for minute color variations is to label them with a batch number which acts almost like a sku... so for example on something like a cichlid or pleco you get the morph name followed by a number indicating the last few generations. Example  "green dragon pleco 242" which tells us the breeding stock on both sides and can be used to ID at least the morphs going back to the point where they split from another subtype/name.

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