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Disciple

You should be sorry!

Sorry for not taking these pics last week.

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Jo
56 minutes ago, Foxpuppet said:

so blue it's black WOW!

Yeah, I'm a bit worried that she's not going to successfully hatch her eggs before kicking the little shrimp bucket - I've noticed that as the blue deepens with age, it goes kind of grey and brown when they're about to die.  Fingers crossed!

43 minutes ago, Disciple said:

You should be sorry!

Sorry for not taking these pics last week.

Last week the glass was so dirty I didn't even know there were shrimp in the tank ;)

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Disciple

Unfortunately that is the way the Blue Bolts are, They get bluer with age and just when they are at their best they pass away. My first purchases have just started to pass away but luckily they reproduced.

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Foxpuppet

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Disciple

Very Nice !!!

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Foxpuppet
Very Nice !!!

Haha thanks Disciple, this is one of the males I'm chasing a partner for ;)

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Disciple

You can always sell him to me I have plenty of females for male like him

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OzShrimp

Whats the going rate of blue bolts these days? Their still my number 1 fav shrimp even tho never had them

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Disciple

Pm me when you are ready @OzShrimp i got a few.

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OzShrimp

Nice thanks, whats their value these days though. When i fell in love with them they were like 350 each 

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Disciple
27 minutes ago, OzShrimp said:

Nice thanks, whats their value these days though. When i fell in love with them they were like 350 each 

25-50 depending who you are buying from and the quality. Also depends on the genetics too.

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OzShrimp

Wow their price has dropped alot lol. 

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Disciple

I was late for last week but these are my Monday Blue contributions this week.

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OzShrimp

Very nice Bas

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KeenShrimp

Wow @Disciple, frustratingly I was only allowed to click the Like Button once....they are gorgeous!

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ineke

I resurrected a few from the last month or so cheating I know but nice anyway!image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg

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waffle

Blue neo juvie!

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KeenShrimp

Hi @ineke,

Is that third blue tiger a natural brown eye blue tiger or is he one of your hybrids? Couldn't see if it is shrimp snow in the background or white stripes ?

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She is one of my hybrids - before I had any Tigers. I put her to a blue tiger and have 3 lovely blue babies that I'm 99% sure are hers. She doesn't have any white on her - unfortunately I rarely see her so I can't get a better picture. She seems to disappear for ages and then suddenly she is back again, I think perhaps she isn't always blue I think some of the time she just looks like a Tibee - that's the only explanation I can think of for her disappearing act.

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newbreed

Monday half blue???

(love this mutt)

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Foxpuppet

Got too excited dealing with ordering new shrimp I Almost missed it!

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KeenShrimp

I know it's Sunday, but I am getting up at the crack of dawn tomorrow. This will be a Blue Monday indeed. My gorgeous Royal OEBT has a deformity: the gill cover does not cover all the way down and as per Breeders n Keepers recommendation, I will have to cast him out to live his life in my little cull tank as I can not ethically breed with him ???

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What a shame it's such a nice Tiger but you are doing the right thing can't breed with him

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1 hour ago, KeenShrimp said:

I know it's Sunday, but I am getting up at the crack of dawn tomorrow. This will be a Blue Monday indeed. My gorgeous Royal OEBT has a deformity: the gill cover does not cover all the way down and as per Breeders n Keepers recommendation, I will have to cast him out to live his life in my little cull tank as I can not ethically breed with him 1f62d.png1f62d.png1f62d.png

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My heart goes out to you @KeenShrimp that's a real shame. Hopefully there's some chance that the issue is actually something caused by injury or disease and could rectify itself? The picture seems to be really tiny to me by the way.. I'd like to see a higher res version if you can sometime please.

love n peace

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