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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Red Tibee Shrimp

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pure Red Line Update: young ones growing big and beautiful

Those are young ones PRL growing beautifully. They are enjoy shirakura ebidama shrimp food.

Crystal red shrimps are pretty picky when eating. I have several different food on hands, and switching between. My shrimps favorite is shirakura ebidama/ebidama specia. This is their main food. And I also feed them hikari shrimp cuisine, and a new food I recently introduced in, glasgarten shrimp dinner. Sometimes, fish food hikari algae wafer is acceptable, too. :)

Another benefit from a variety food sources is a more balance diet. Different brands have different formula. A more balance diet will keep your shrimp healthier and happier. 

Update on Tibee Shrimp: A Weird Tibee?? New Tank for Tibee/Pinto

This is a very unique tibee shrimp I got from my cross breeding.Pretty cool looking! Pretty or Weird?

She is the only one. It's not like a crystal red/black shrimp, neither a tiger shrimps. The body is clear, with light blue green tint, head with orange tint. She's now berried, mate with other normal looking tibee shrimps. I am really looking forward to her babies. And I think I spot more small tibee shrimps look like her, but not sure until they get much bigger. 

And this is a new tank for my tibee/pinto shrimps. The tank is filled up with algae: glass, gravel, driftwood :)
I will take more pictures of what's going on with this tank, after I clean the glass. 

I really like this one, it gets really cool tiger pattern. Both black and white color are solid.
Plus it's leg is mostly filled up with black color. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

More and More Shrimplets

Crystal Red Shrimplets eating all over the side glass ~~


More Pinto Shrimp

Orange Eye Red Pinto
Orange Eye Red Pinto
Spotted Pinto
I am really excited about how this one would look like when it grows up.
It has so many spot over the head and body.

OEBT, Pinto, Tibee, & Baby Pintos

Baby Red Pinto

Friday, July 25, 2014

White Tibee Shrimp -- Red Color


Snow Whtie Shrimp

Snow white shrimp is a mutation from crystal red shrimp. Unlike gold/white bee shrimp, snow white has prettier and even coloration. A tank with just snow white would be really unique and pretty.


 You can compare the difference between them:

Cardinal Tetra with Golden Back

Cardinal Tetra is one of my favorite fish for planted aquarium. I have got thousand of cardinal tetras. They all look the same with brilliant bright color. And this is the only one I notice it's different.

Like other cardinal tetra, it has brigh blue color and red belly. But on it's back, it's bright golden color, and the head's silver color. Could this be a mutation or a new species???

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fancy Tibee Shrimp Photo Sharing

Jade Bienvenu is among the very first purchaser of my Tibee shrimp. Recently, he shared with me his amazing beautiful tibee shrimps he got from me about 5 month ago. I have to say and thank him, that he did a great job in keep those tibee shrimps to their full potential beauty, especially this blue female. It looks very much like a orange eye blue tiger, plus striking bright white band, making it really outstanding. The red one and black one are also very beautiful. And they grow to bigger size than crystal red shrimps, better standing out in your aquarium.

And here are his tank parameters:

pH 6.0
kH 0
gH 4
TDS 115-125
"The colors changed the more acidic and soft the water is. The logic to me is maybe stress but they are breeding so maybe not. I had them in 7.2 kh3 gh8 and tds 200, they were clearish gold and tiger striped. When transfer to bee tank to breed with Taiwan's, they turn blue. Also, blue is deepest and brightest in the morning." Quote From Jade.

Tibee shrimps are a lot of fun to play with. Because of cross breeding, there are much more new combination of genetic pattern.

Thank you for sharing Jade!!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fancy Tibee Shrimp Update

This tibee has very nice and solid white color and black color. It has no stripe, instead, a no entry sign like crystal black shrimp. The head pattern is very unique and symmetric on both side. What surprises me is that the white color of this shrimps is very solid, and on it's head, you can clearly see blue tint on white color, also on it's body. It's same blue color like blue bolt shrimp.  WOW.

And this one. Beautiful red tibee shrimps + Orange EYE 

Another nice and solid red tibee shrimps.

I can't believe they can grow in such a big and nice size. Way much better size compare to crystal red shrimp or OEBT.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

No. 1 Tank Pure Line Crystal Red Shrimp Update June 14, 2014

Sponge Filter:
I added in 2 big sponge filters to my big 4 feet pure line crystal red shrimps tank. They are so happy and love the extra bubbles, and oxygen.

For plants, I added in 2 pieces of moss mat. I am still not sure what type of moss it is. Help me identify it after it grows and spreads.

Big Papa and teens sharing food. So sweet!

Teens only.
I choose to go with something simple, a spider wood. I have soak it in another matured tank for about a week, and there are white bacteria film on the wood, and shrimps enjoy the treat a lot :)

Shrimps all over drift wood.
Crystal red shrimps red and white color really make everything, every scene look beautiful.

Young Mama is playing with a "snow ball"  ^.^

A Red Sox Mama

Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to crossbreeding Tibee Shrimp

A lot of people ask me how to crossbreeding to get Tibee Shrimps.

That's great that people have different ideas and thoughts. Here is my personal experience.

Reasons I chose to go with Orange Eye Blue Tiger and Taiwan Bee Mischillings:

Top 1: Pinto Shrimps are my top goal in crossbreeding tibee shrimp.

You need to have mischillings or Taiwan bee shrimps in crossbreeding to have pintos from offsprings. If without Taiwan bee shrimps gene, you would never get pinto shrimps from offsprings. To be clear, Taiwan Bee Shrimps refers to Black King Kong Shrimp, Panda Shrimps, Shallow Panda, Wine Red, and Red King Kong Shrimps.
If you want to get pintos faster:
OEBT x Wine Red, you get red pinto from F2 or later generation
OEBT x Black King Kong, you get blue or other dark color pintos from F2 or later generation
When you choose Taiwan Bee Shrimps, you want to choose the most healthy and with strong breeding capacity Taiwan Bee Shrimps.
2: Orange Eye and Unique Blue Color From OEBT
OEBT has been popular for long for it's unique blue color and orange eye. I want to keep those gene to my tibee shrimps, and my pintos.
When you choose a tiger shrimp and a kind of bee shrimps, yes the hybrid offsprings are called tibee shrimps. You want to set a goal what kind of tibee shrimps you want.
The recessive gene in my choices are:
White Color
Red Color
Orange Eye
Taiwan Bee Shrimp Gene
You won't get those from F1, these character will show on F2 or later generation.
And there are too many pattern and coloration from my F1s. I did selective breedings, and you can see my black tibees (F2/F3) show nice pattern and coloration. Offsprings from those black tibees could be black tibee, red tibee, and possible pintos. I have a few red pintos from my F2 black tibees.
Here are new picture of my red pinto, it's growing big now :)