I made a decision to go for a colourful shrimp selection.

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  1. Pretty betta too ☺️

  2. I started out with red, blue, yellow, orange, and green. It’s probably been a year and it’s about a third red, blue, and wild. Those red and blue genes are strong. I might still have some emerald… They were almost black to begin with and I still get some pretty black shrimp.

  3. I’ve always heard that the offspring will just turn brown or the cherry shrimp will take over, but now I’m very tempted to add in some other varieties as well!

  4. Thing to understand here is that the colors will dull out as successive generations appear.

    If you don’t keep fish in the same tank, the reversion will take longer, but it will happen.

    But for whatever it’s worth, unless you actually keep several tanks and have a place to house the shrimp you have to cull (remove from the breeding tank), even if you have only one color of shrimp.

    Depending upon your tank, this can be a bit of hard work, or a lot of work with lots of plants and other places to hide. Because the wild color shrimp are well camouflaged in most tanks, they’re harder to find and catch, and they will breed.

    I have three shrimp breeding tanks and a large community tank where culls go to live and do shrimp things. The culls are harder to spot in their habitat but I can still see them, and they are a great little cleanup crew and there are some really pretty wild type black and green and even transparent specimens.

  5. The more color, the Betta to see you with…

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