T0adman Posted February 1, 2020 Report Share Posted February 1, 2020 I know they don’t really like the same water parameters, but I also know that the neos are pretty tolerant. So, if you kept them in the same tank, would they interbreed or would they remain separate? Longer version: I am starting with a small tank of blue neos on my nightstand. I started with neos because they are easier than pintos and because my wife loves the blue shrimp. Personally, I love the look of the red pintos. So, eventually, once I’m comfortable with my shrimp care skills, I plan to move the blue colony to another larger tank, reduce the hardness of the original tank and get some red pintos. If they won’t interbreed and ruin the genetics of the pintos, I’d love to leave some of the blue neos in the tank while I slowly reduce the hardness down to pinto levels so there are some of both of our favorite shrimp in the tank. Since I’ll have another strong colony of blue neos with perfect water parameters, the pintos would be the priority; I wouldn’t want to do anything that jeopardizes their health or genetics. Is this a terrible plan, or something I could get away with? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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