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    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.
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    Lol this thread made me chuckle. If you get purple offspring send me some :P

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    A new strain? Cool!!
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    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.

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    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.
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    This will result in muddy colored, and undesirable shrimp. Different colors should not be mixed.

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    I'm not selling shrimp and I won't find any muddy coloured ones undesirable! The cherry/rili hybrids look pretty neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~ View Post
    I'm not selling shrimp and I won't find any muddy coloured ones undesirable! The cherry/rili hybrids look pretty neat.
    lol, Firefly... you're too funny.
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    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~ View Post
    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.

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