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Old 02-08-2011, 10:30 PM   #11
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Yes at that time I thought it was a baby Sunkist/Propinqua that I had, in fact I was absolutely convinced it was, that I had something special, but after everyone told me it wasn't, and made a really big point of telling me it was an Orange Cherry shrimp, I just gave up . I couldn't do anything else. Everyone knew better than I...it was an Orange Cherry shrimp

I did not believe everyone that it was an Orange Cherry shrimp, as I had never seen any such shrimps, so I looked on the web for any Orange species of shrimp other than the Propinqua, and finally decided it had to be some kind of Malayan shrimp, as they were the only others that I could find that came in Orange and different colors.

However, as they grew they did not resemble the Malayans (which can change color all the time. that is why they are named Rainbow shrimps) and the body was not the same either, Malayans look a lot like Babaulti shrimps, these 3 did not.

They kept the same tangerine orange color, unfortunately I didn't have enough of them to breed (probably were all males anyway) so I put all of them in the tank with the rest of the Cherry shrimps, tank crashed.....end of my orange shrimps.

So now Im getting new ones! Orange Sakura's
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:38 PM   #12
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Ohhh ok! Wow, you totally got a great deal before at the LFS!!!

Too bad you had only males, would have been awesome if you had been able to breed them.

Be sure to breed those bad boys, the oranges look pretty snazzy. Now if they will only come out with violet....
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:08 PM   #13
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That's hilarious how a LFS would have access to morphs which aren't even available to the markets in the east which are usually 1 year ahead of north america's time frame. Also since orange fire shrimps weren't even available in Germany until just recently.
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Not being an expert on shrimps at all, I offer my two cents here:

After like the 267843th generation of my cherries breeding, I have all kinds of crazy ass looking cherry shrimp. I have some that look almost brown and have no red at all anymore, I have some that have a dark BLACK line down their back, I have some that still look normal, I have some that look oddly pink and I have ones that look almost exactly like the ones you have there.

If you were to ask me, these are just cherry shrimp with some different colouration on them.

Again, I'm no expert, just speaking from four years of horribly inbreeding cherry shrimp. Please correct me if you think I am dead wrong
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Not being an expert on shrimps at all, I offer my two cents here:

After like the 267843th generation of my cherries breeding, I have all kinds of crazy ass looking cherry shrimp. I have some that look almost brown and have no red at all anymore, I have some that have a dark BLACK line down their back, I have some that still look normal, I have some that look oddly pink and I have ones that look almost exactly like the ones you have there.

If you were to ask me, these are just cherry shrimp with some different colouration on them.

Again, I'm no expert, just speaking from four years of horribly inbreeding cherry shrimp. Please correct me if you think I am dead wrong
Your dead on my friend, continuous interbreeding will result in color morphs however to make them breed true and difference in coloration, you will need to go the extra mileage to selectively breed them. The browns and blacks are wild type. The orange is a color morph. But to get the yellows, greens and blues theres another trick in the bag for you to get to that point and from that you selectively breed them to get it pure. However the fire orange I'm speaking of is a neon orange thats solid, not patchy clearish.

Here's a sneak peak and I will be taking clear macro shots once I have a bit more time.
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Interesting turquoise ones too, I have some with hints of that on them as well. The majority are brown/reddish.

No real interest in breeding them, aside to feed my fish though =) I'll leave that to you crazy shrimp guys/gals!
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I have some that look oddly pink and I have ones that look almost exactly like the ones you have there.
Pink might be a nice colour of shrimp. If you happen to spot one of these again, I love to see a picture.
I have kept red cherries and green and have come a cross one orange guy over the years.
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Nothing I have is "pink" like what Jiang posted - nothing that vivid.

The last one I found was in a canister filter and was fed to eagerly awaiting apistos
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Actually Frank, if you remember I said I found one tiny orange baby shrimp in my Sunkist tank! I got the Sunkist from the Menagerie LFS, and assumed it had been born in this tank and the Sunkist were the parents...however as everyone pointed out to me on TPT the baby had to have hitchhiked on some moss from another tank!

They insisted that it was from my Cherry shrimp tank and that it was just an Orange Cherry shrimp. Had to have been in the moss I used to make the moss tree with.

I was waiting on these Sunkist coming in at the LFS, so had set the tank up for them ahead of time, I used the moss from my other tanks, so in fact that is probably where the baby originally was born...in my Cherry tank

Funny thing though was that I had 3 of them, so someone in my Cherry tank was throwing this color morph gene.....pity I didn't know then what I actually had Oh well, that's just the way the cookie crumbles as they say.
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I like those 'carrot shrimps'
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