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NoGi

With everyone posting pics of their blue, thought I'd share what I found today in my choc tank:

 

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jayc

Wow !

 

Nice Blue cherry!  :thumbsu:

Look after that one. It's such a striking neon blue.

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yeswaitnosorry

What a great blue. Well done.

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petfish

that is a stunner.

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Squiggle

Very cool dude, nice work! :thumbsu:

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petfish

I've got some nice dark blue from black, but a little to small to take a pic of yet.but as soon as they are big enough i'll put up some pic's.

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NoGi

Found another one but still very young

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perplex

that blue omg, he looks amazing

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Ronskitz

Wowzers mate they are niiiiice

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Squiggle

Very nice colour dude, that last pic looks amazing! :rock:

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newbreed

Loving the underwater video!! Gotta love technology!!

Sexy shrimp Nogi!!

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Squiggle

Awesome stuff dude, love the GoPro for filming shrimp. :thumbsu:

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NoGi

Thanks guys. It's actually in 1080p but YouTube defaults it to some crappy resolution. If you view in YouTube you can change it back to 1080p.

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Gbang

Very very nice nogi!!! Are they breed true yet?

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NoGi

Not sure, I can't find my berried female the others seem to be males

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BlueBolts

Very nice Nogi..... My blue colony is taking baby steps towards breeding true. Still many generations before they breed 100% true, however the % of each generations is definitely improving,,,...once they breed true, then the focus will be on colour intensity & depth.

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Morgan

Wow, they are gorgeous! Hope your female shows up, how long since you've seen her?

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jayc

Wow, love the under water vid. So cool. It's so David Attenbro.

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NoGi

Thanks guys. I'm not entirely convince on the GoPro in the tank yet. Too difficult to get the shrimp close up and in focus. Here was another attempt in my choc cherry tank. Will keep at it though.

 

 

Change resolution to HD from the default

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jayc

I like it, maybe just needs to change focus on the shrimp, not the mineral ball.  :lol:

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