Shrimp non-selective breeding

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Shrimp non-selective breeding

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I'd like to give shrimp another go in my tank, I have good plant coverage for them to hide in so I'm hoping they won't get eaten straight away.
Looking on pro-shrimp they are about £3 each for special neocaridina or £1 each for the mongrels, assuming they will live and breed is it worth buying a specific colour or will they all revert to mongrel in a few months anyway?

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You’ll need to add new shrimp every now and again to keep the babies from reverting to their wild colours ( aka brown/transparent )

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fr499y wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 22:45 pm You’ll need to add new shrimp every now and again to keep the babies from reverting to their wild colours ( aka brown/transparent )
I've had crystal red shrimp a few years now. Pure red line (always red and white). I've never had a 'mongrel' yet. I'd try and get a pure strain if I were you.

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Si4geckos wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 11:08 am
fr499y wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 22:45 pm You’ll need to add new shrimp every now and again to keep the babies from reverting to their wild colours ( aka brown/transparent )
I've had crystal red shrimp a few years now. Pure red line (always red and white). I've never had a 'mongrel' yet. I'd try and get a pure strain if I were you.
Didnt you make sure you kept the strongest coloured ones and move any faded/lighter colours to another tank?
Plus ypu had a good lineage to start with ;)
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Gingerlove05 wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 12:34 pm
Si4geckos wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 11:08 am
fr499y wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 22:45 pm You’ll need to add new shrimp every now and again to keep the babies from reverting to their wild colours ( aka brown/transparent )
I've had crystal red shrimp a few years now. Pure red line (always red and white). I've never had a 'mongrel' yet. I'd try and get a pure strain if I were you.
Didnt you make sure you kept the strongest coloured ones and move any faded/lighter colours to another tank?
Plus ypu had a good lineage to start with ;)
Yes but all the good ones died off (in a tank move) and all the faded and weaker ones is all I had left. The colours have actually improved over the last few months. Getting a few decent colours again. Mainly stronger reds. From the ones the rainbows haven't scoffed. Been on a rescue mission tonight.

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I prefer the wild type. :]

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