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I've got babies! (mischlinge) Now what?


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Just wanted to share with you guys. I found my first mischling babies today! The nother was married since Halloween and still full of eggs but I found 1 baby in the morning today and I see 2 right now (not sure if one of the babies is the morning baby).

 

I bought 7 mischlinge shrimp from Joe's on Oct.2 and as I said one of them got berried on Halloween. The babies I see are mischlinge no TBs, at least yet. But I'm so happy with any of them!

 

Sorry guys, I know you will understand my feelings!

 

Tried to take pictures but my camera is too old for such small things.

 

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OK, the babies are almost 3 weeks old now. No way they're about 1 cm asmentioned on Shrimp Daddy site. Maybe the biggest ones are 0.5 cm and the rest are way smaller. I see only mischling babies but some of them are darker (maybe even black? but I can't tell for sure now). I tried to count them and I see 16-18 babies. Is it a good amount of survived? The mamma shrimp was full of eggs but I couldn't estimate the count.

 

And now I have some questions.

1. I undestand that I should cull males.

2. Do not keep too many females (I'm not sure yet if I'll keep any of them).

3. I understand the babies are still mischlinge? Or not? How should I advertise them in case of selling?

4. If I decided to keep some of the females, what should I look for in them? Dark red, bright/solid white, stripes/no stripes, what? I'm really lost here.

5. If my dark babies are dark red, are they wine red shrimp? What is a wine red shrimp?

 

Sorry for all these questions! And thank you very much!

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Well for question 4, if you want good looking mischlings then I guess you can look for whatever pattern you want. BUT mischlings are pretty colorless, their white is a dirty white and clear. Also if I were you I wouldn't care of how they would look due to only wanting to get TB's out of them. So, it just depends what you want to do, not us

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Also look up wine red shrimp on Joes aqua, they are Taiwan bees that have a Ruby color to them, there's a red King Kong where it's basically a black King Kong except with the ruby color, a wine red panda which is like a black panda but with the ruby red, and an extreme wine red with all ruby red for its body, but sometimes some white dots on the tail

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Also the babies are mischlings, just the TB gene is diluted due to having being bred back to a mischling. I don't see a point in culling males, unless there are a lot of males, if you want to sell just tell then they are red mischlings offsprings that came from a mischling x mischling cross.

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Thank you very much, Jaykidding, for your help!

 

Right now I have 4 berried shrimp in their half of my 5g tank (1 mischling, 2 BB and one of them is 30 days as pregnant, and 1 panda). So, I've decided to catch all of the babies and put them in their own tank. I caught 40 + 1 got in AB tank with plants somehow +1 more I saw in the main tank but couldn't catch it. Most of them look like CRS to me now but from cross mischling X TB came shrimplets that I don't know what they are. I think they can be CBS but I'm not sure. Their back stripes look reddish but their had look almost black. I tried to take a picture but camera is old and I'm not a good photographer either.

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Congrats! Yeah the color looks like a chocolate but at the same time it looks red, but my thought it it actually might be a red panda! Unless you have another picture next to a red mischling, or black panda to see the color differece

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Thank you, Jaykidding!

 

Because I put them in a different tank I can't take a picture next to a black panda. But I'll try tomorrow to take a picture next to a red baby mischling. I can't be sure but I think father of these brown/chocolate babies was a black hinomaru panda.

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OK, having bad days with my TT but was looking at my mischling/CRS/WR babies and found out a few things that are new/interesting for me.

 

1. I was surprised to find so many babies with very unsymmentrical spots. I know we don't have many symmetrical things in nature but still I was surprised when one spot looks complitelly different from another side. I think people cull these shrimp...

 

2.  Some of my babies have very broken white color when some are nicely colored. I wish there was a way to make a difference between mischling and CRS. Interesting that my favorite of the bunch (not TB) has a broken white color, almost white (no spots) with, what I think, is a mosura or crown on the had. I'll try to take a picture of it. I think I'll keep it just need to find a tank for it...

 

3. Found an interesting looking WR guy.

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Just an update.

 

My mischling mama #1 released new babies a week ago. It's amazing but I see only 3-5 CRS babies, the rest are... pandas!

Now I'm waiting to see that mischling mama #2 will bring. She is ailmost ready, maybe in 2-3 days.

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