Thread: I've bred a colony of rapists!
05-23-2013, 11:21 PM #1
I've bred a colony of rapists!
OMG...I went to my LFS tonight with the view to getting a few more shrimp as I've got maturing juveniles and wanted to mix up the gene pool a little. They had some absolutely stunning species available (I'll have to remember that Thursdays are stock delivery days). The blue jelly shrimp really caught my eye so I got a good deal on 10 individuals.
After drip acclimating them for no less than three hours (strict instructions from the LFS owner to do this variety really slowly) I released some quite bewildered blues into the mix.
Immediately a red cherry X rili hybrid juvenile came over to investigate the new additions and proceeded to rape them! Is this normal shrimp breeding behaviour? I was a bit shocked as the blues didn't seem to know what had hit them.
Will I get purple offspring? Probably not.
05-23-2013, 11:25 PM #2
05-23-2013, 11:40 PM #3
A new strain? Cool!!Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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05-24-2013, 12:00 AM #4
male shrimp don't care much about all the fuss that some species like humans have to go through to attract a mate.
they find a receptive female, they mate with the female, regardless of any objections from the lady.
what you described sounds like normal shrimp breeding behavior.
05-24-2013, 12:18 AM #5
what no dinner, a glass of wine or a little Barry White to set the mood?!
in all seriousness I really want to have shrimp some day, just love reading about them here and find them quite fascinating._______________________________________________
05-24-2013, 12:19 AM #6Banned CoryCat
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This will result in muddy colored, and undesirable shrimp. Different colors should not be mixed.
05-24-2013, 07:08 AM #7
05-24-2013, 03:17 PM #8
05-24-2013, 03:23 PM #9
Actually, when I went to the store I was originally looking for wild looking ones like what talldutchie has - I really like the look of them.
Of course...the magpie in me got the blue ones when I couldn't see any drab (or cheap!) shrimp...but really, I wouldn't be at all displeased if they all turned out brown (although purple shrimp would be great).
05-24-2013, 05:00 PM #10
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