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Squiggle

No probs guys, just trying to give everyone something to aim for, some ideas for new programs & just generally motivate people to give it a go! :jig:

Not only for you guys but myself as well! :thumbsu:

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Garnelchen

Here's another stunner from a German breeder Farschad Farhadi, enjoy & try not to drool on your keyboards, lol. :encouragement: imagejpg1_zps52c43039.jpg

OMG! OMG! OMG!

 

I want!  :wub: 

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BlueBolts

Curious to know whether this is a TB or Carbon Rilli ? Had some similar colour/pattern through the colony...

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Sorry for the terrible pics :-(

Here's another stunner from a German breeder Farschad Farhadi, enjoy & try not to drool on your keyboards, lol. :encouragement: imagejpg1_zps52c43039.jpg

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Squiggle

I'd put money on it being a Blue Carbon but you never know with those sneaky German breeders! lol. :lol:

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OzShrimp

Here's another stunner from a German breeder Farschad Farhadi, enjoy & try not to drool on your keyboards, lol. :encouragement: imagejpg1_zps52c43039.jpggot 20 of those in my tank :P 

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Squiggle

Just found this stunning pic by a friend of the forum, Chris Lukhaup with the breeders details on the pic, long story short, mind blown!! :thumbsu:

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OzShrimp

wow thats a pretty awesome looking shrimp! 

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inverted

The Phantom of the opera! Shrimp

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Squiggle

Lol :lol:

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newbreed

I love this hobby! Always more to aim for! Wow!!

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yeswaitnosorry

:bow: drool worthy indeed.

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Ronskitz

Damn now thats nice

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Squiggle

Yeah it's a pretty nice looking shrimp, I've seen a few other pics of Tanja's shrimp & she seems to have the half half shrimp sorted. :D

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Squiggle

Ok, I found this pic but I can't remember if it was Ol Gann or Burnd Pühl who bred it but I just had to show you guys, droolarama! :thumbsu:

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CNgo2006

I have one with the black markings but not as profound post-112-140612613392_thumb.jpg

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Squiggle

Very nice dude, well done! :thumbsu:

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Fully Sick Mate :beerhat:

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