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It seems that there is a blue and red base in majority of the shrimp strains I have seen in wild caught imagery.

 

Why not get one blue cardinal to add to the mix and aim for a different colour variety, like has been bred out in neocaridina and caridina canotnensis??

 

That's a challenge worthy!

 

Yellow cardinal? Green cardinal?  Make the captive strains more appealing?

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Shrimpy Daddy

It seems that there is a blue and red base in majority of the shrimp strains I have seen in wild caught imagery.

 

Why not get one blue cardinal to add to the mix and aim for a different colour variety, like has been bred out in neocaridina and caridina canotnensis??

 

That's a challenge worthy!

 

Yellow cardinal? Green cardinal?  Make the captive strains more appealing?

 

 

LOL!!! You need to find a matching pair, not as easy as we wanted. Not necessary they will breed. So far, my Cardinal never breed with Starry Night or Harlequin.

 

Currently, I put Blue Tiger and Taiwan Bee in my Sulawesi tank and see whether they will breed with Sulawesi shrimp. I will prefer they breed with the tiger because tiger is the lowest denominator of all Caridina sp. Cantonesis. In this way, their offspring will be able to breed with any softwater shrimp.

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CNgo2006

However, I can't make up my mind on what shrimp should I keep in this tank. Lucky for me, I am living in a country that I virtually able to obtain any type of shrimp in the world. Therefore, I am seeking opinion on what is the most wanted shrimp in your mind. (^_~)

 

Cheers.

Shrimpy Daddy

 

Shut up!!! LOL!

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newbreed

LOL!!! You need to find a matching pair, not as easy as we wanted. Not necessary they will breed. So far, my Cardinal never breed with Starry Night or Harlequin.

 

Currently, I put Blue Tiger and Taiwan Bee in my Sulawesi tank and see whether they will breed with Sulawesi shrimp. I will prefer they breed with the tiger because tiger is the lowest denominator of all Caridina sp. Cantonesis. In this way, their offspring will be able to breed with any softwater shrimp.

Now that would be an exciting discovery if it happens!! Looking forward to the updates!

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Shrimpy Daddy

Now that would be an exciting discovery if it happens!! Looking forward to the updates!

 

LOL!!! Don't bear too much hope. I just put them in a month ago out of curiosity.

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Shrimpmaster

I never believe this is possible, but prove me wrong!

After all, you can cross a horse with a donkey and a tiger (no phun intended!) and a lion :wink:.

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Shrimpy Daddy

I never believe this is possible, but prove me wrong!

After all, you can cross a horse with a donkey and a tiger (no phun intended!) and a lion :wink:.

 

Sperm/humpback whole does cross with Blue Whale. Hence, it may be possible. ;)

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Squiggle

I havent seen one of them -I tried google but nothing came up- do you have a picture Squiggs?

This is not the best example I've seen but it's all I could find. :jig:

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ineke

Thanks Squiggs, I don't want to hijack a thread- hey I haven't done that for ages- but this is a shrimp I have that I really like- it's on it's way

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Shrimpy Daddy

Hi all,

 

I had a pretty busy year start and after that went for holiday, and I forgot about updating everyone. (^_^")y

 

In the end, I decided on these shrimps:

 

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They are in the tank for 1.5 months (from 10mm size grow till breeding age now). ^^

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Matuva

Pure beauty!!! Congrats!

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inverted

Nice pintos......

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Shrimpy Daddy

Thanks. ^^

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fishmosy

Beautiful

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Disciple

Always great pictures. Even better shrimp!

Are they 6 spot red pintos? Or 8. Never sure how you count it. :)

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Shrimpy Daddy

Mostly are 6 and a couple are 8. Those in the pictures are 6 spots.

 

Those two pictures are not very good. It is because I am too lazy to setup my flash, and I took them under low light with high ISO. (^_^")y

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Disciple

You are too humble lol your "not very good" pictures are 100 time better then what i can take with my Ipad LOL.

 

Shrimpy Daddy I wanted to ask you about Pintos.

 

I have been trying to look for information on Pintos using google for awhile and have been browsing through different thread in SKF. This post by JAYC has helped too http://shrimpkeepersforum.com/forum/index.php/topic/7637-tibee-taitibee-pinto-mischling-f1-f2-terms-explained/

 

As explained in the above post a Pinto is a colour variation and type of Taitibee.

 

When I think of pintos they are the shrimps you have just shown us, either a red or black head with a solid white tail. I know there are other types but can you or any other members please educate me on the features of a pinto? Thanks in advance.

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Shrimpy Daddy

You are right that Pinto is a cross-breed shrimp. I did the experiment before and you are able to find the blog posts here: http://www.shrimpydaddy.com/blogs/blog/tagged/tibee-shrimp.

 

Generally, Pinto are classified into 3 variants:

  • Zebra
  • Spotted Head
  • Exotic (Such as skunk pattern and cloud)

For colouration, they come in either black or red base. 

 

Even though Pinto could be easily breed out either from scratch (like what I tried in the experiment before) or use them to cross-breed with Taiwan Bee, you may not get the stability of gene and the exact shape and/ or proportion.

 

If you compared the Taiwanese pinto (not those Pinto they bought from Germany and re-sell), they have longer body. Hard to describe, you will only understand it when you see the true German's pinto.

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Disciple

Thank you for the explanation Shrimpy Daddy.

 

Yeah I spent a long time staring at the German Pintos in Aquarist Chamber when I was in Singapore. Yours look like the ones that were selling for $800 sg per piece. :D

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Shrimpy Daddy

No worries, mate.

 

Yeah, I heard that he is selling them at crazy price. (^_^")y

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Shrimpy Daddy

Finally I have some time to setup my flash and tripod to take more serious photos:

 

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There are more posted in my blog: http://www.shrimpydaddy.com/blogs/moments

 

Enjoy. ^^

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Matuva

: SLOBBER : Gorgeous!!!

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Necrectic

Magnificent Specimen Shrimpy Daddy ☺️

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keego

Super nice shrimp

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ShrimpDesigns

Looks awesome!!

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