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After some initial problems with my setup and a couple of losses of expensive Taiwan Bees, I have some baby shrimp to show for it all. These are probably from Mischling to Mischling crosses - I do have some male Taiwan bees in the tank again now, but have not gotten around to removing the male mischlings yet. 


I've read about blue eggs from Mischlings delivering Taiwan babies, but I can't comment on the egg colour personally. What I can say is the bluish colour of the babies is really obvious, when they're small at least. The black and the white areas are both tinted blue - I've attached some pics to illustrate. Sorry for the very poor quality - in some cases I was shooting through nearly 18" of water and nearly always on an angle to the front glass. My camera/lens combo doesn't cope well at all in those conditions. The shots are all heavily cropped too, which doesn't help either. 


Baby KK:






Another KK:



A couple of CBS types from the Mischlings - note the lack of blue compared to the others



Another KK baby:



and another Panda: 



There's quite a few of these little Taiwans, so now the fun should really begin for me. Of course I'm hoping to get away from Mischling based lines and start breeding Taiwans to each other, at which point I'll be looking to supplement my stock with more sourced from the legends of Aussie shrimp keeping here at SKF.

Please, wish me luck on my journey! 



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Congrats! It's always good to see the shrimplets roaming around!

Great work!

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Thanks guys! Pretty soon after my first post I was able to quickly get a couple of better shots of one of the baby KKs. They're visibly grown and becoming more adventurous now, so if I took some time out to sit in there with the camera I'd probably get plenty of chances with baby shrimp near the front glass. 


A young adult Panda with 2 babies:



and a close up:



Hope you like them, cheers!

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Very nice.


Love seeing pictures of other members shrimp :D

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