Mixing Yellow And Red Cherries

Discussion in 'Cherry Shrimp' started by Demeter, May 31, 2019.

  1. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    I found myself on Aquabid late one night and somehow ended up purchasing "20 yellow orange shrimp" for 35$ and free shipping. Problem is, I have no actual tank set up. I'm sure I can play musical tanks and move some fish/shrimp around or set up a quick and dirty DIY divider but I feel it would be easier to simply add the new yellow neos in with my red cherry shrimp colony.

    If the reds and yellows breed will the colony be reduced to all browns within a few generations? I've looked at the charts and it seems the yellow/orange originate from the red cherry line, which should mean they will most likely produce reds right? Unless they come from the other line by the N. palmata tree, they would produce more wild types or so I feel.

    I'm looking at this chart just so we're clear.

    And this should be a link to the closed auction and shows the color of the shrimp. "yellow orange" is not a name on the chart so if anyone knows what these guys would be considered that may help narrow things down too.  
  2. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

    Without a doubt if they cross they will throw wild type maybe not straight away and you may get something nice in the beginning as for orange/yellow I think its a variant and if you were to keep them separate and selective breed you'll go to the next level this is why he probably thinning his tank
  3. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    They won't start producing brown/gray babies immediately but I'd expect some really light/clear ones. You'll still get nice colors but then you move the nice babies to their own tank and they start throwing weird colors due to their muddled genes.
  4. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    So it is probably best to keep them in their own tank. Looks like I'll be evicting the wild browns out of their 10gal and into the 36gal betta sorority, I need to catch some of the reds out of there anyways and add them into the red colony. I'm sure some will survive the ferocious females as it is pretty thick in vegetation, plus I've got a betta fry tank full of the wilds as well.

    I may do a bit of experimenting on my own with mixing a few of the reds and yellows, but that will be later on. Must say I'm pretty pumped out it, I've been wanting new shrimp colors but never came across a killer deal :D
  5. AJEFishlore VIPMember

    That’s a really good price! Don’t have anything to add to the conversation, just wanted to say that