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Okay, guys. I'm trying to wrap my head around shrimp genetics and breeding, so please bear with me. I think I have a cursory understanding... let's see.


I'd like to eventually breed to get Mosura Pinto Red (or Black) Shrimp. However, I'd like to try to work my way there. I currently have about 13 adult CRS (that had been previously mixed with CBS) in a 20g long and they have been reproducing heartily. First, I'm wondering if I should exchange them in the LFS for better quality shrimp... especially ones that hadn't been mixed with the CBS. They are only S(-SS possibly) grade and if I want to start this project right, I should get the best grade I can afford... right? I imagine it wouldn't matter whether the line is pure, since I will be eventually mixing...? But preferably all red.


So I have my 20g tank of CRS. Next, I would put a few (3-4) Red Wine Bees in my 6 gallon. I would put a few male CRS in with the female Red Wines in a breeder capsule thing. Then move the CRS back and let the Wines have full range of the 6g.


The babies they produce would be mischlings. As I understand it, I can breed these mischlings to the Wines again for a chance at mischlings and more Wines. Then I get a little fuzzy here... do I breed the ensuing Wines with a pure Pinto?


Is it possible to breed a combination of shrimp to have a chance at High-Grade CRS, Fancy Red Shrimp, Red Wine Bees, and Mosura Red or Black Pintos? Should they be separated or can they be together? Exactly how many tanks would I need to accomplish this? And should I keep my current CRS stock or try with a higher grade/more shrimp?


Thank you. :)


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Just trying to understand my options, I guess. I'd love to eventually have CRS, Fancy Red Tigers,  Red Wines, and Mosura Pintos, though not necessarily at the same time. Though if I can kill two birds with one stone by breeding them all for one end result, that would be great. :D

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Okay, guys. I'm trying to wrap my head around shrimp genetics and breeding, so please bear with me. I think I have a cursory understanding... let's see.

I'd like to eventually breed to get Mosura Pinto Red (or Black) Shrimp. However, I'd like to try to work my way there. I currently have about 13 adult CRS (that had been previously mixed with CBS) in a 20g long and they have been reproducing heartily. First, I'm wondering if I should exchange them in the LFS for better quality shrimp... especially ones that hadn't been mixed with the CBS. They are only S(-SS possibly) grade and if I want to start this project right, I should get the best grade I can afford... right? I imagine it wouldn't matter whether the line is pure, since I will be eventually mixing...? But preferably all red.

So I have my 20g tank of CRS. Next, I would put a few (3-4) Red Wine Bees in my 6 gallon. I would put a few male CRS in with the female Red Wines in a breeder capsule thing. Then move the CRS back and let the Wines have full range of the 6g.

The babies they produce would be mischlings. As I understand it, I can breed these mischlings to the Wines again for a chance at mischlings and more Wines. Then I get a little fuzzy here... do I breed the ensuing Wines with a pure Pinto?

Is it possible to breed a combination of shrimp to have a chance at High-Grade CRS, Fancy Red Shrimp, Red Wine Bees, and Mosura Red or Black Pintos? Should they be separated or can they be together? Exactly how many tanks would I need to accomplish this? And should I keep my current CRS stock or try with a higher grade/more shrimp?

Thank you. :)

Would probably suggest skipping the LFS and find a decent strain here, most have breed homegrown strains hardy and pure. Hard to tell where the LFS got them from and how much you'll pay at retail.

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