Questions About Selectively Breeding RCS

Discussion in 'Cherry Shrimp' started by RandomZoid, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. RandomZoid

    RandomZoid Valued Member Member

    So I have a good batch of RCS going in my heavily planted 10gallon tank. I want to try to selectively breed some of these shrimp cause even though the oldest shrimplets are only a week and a half it is very apparent that some of the females are much more red than others.

    I have a 30gallon heavily planted tank that I want to move the reddest females in order to breed the best color ones in the 30gallo tank.

    Here is my question: What is the best way to pick out which males to move into the 30gallon tank? Do I just pick the ones with the most red spots on them or is there something more particular I could look for that would indicate good health or color?
     
  2. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassion Moderator Moderator Member

    If you want to selectively breed for color then I would pick the darkest ones, if you want to breed for size then you pick the largest ones...etc....
     
  3. OP
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    RandomZoid

    RandomZoid Valued Member Member

    Ok well I am going for some really bright red (not dark) so I already know which females and how I'm choosing. I just want to know if theres anything on males that indicate light color/dark color, healthy/weak ect.
     
  4. jetajockey

    jetajockey Fishlore VIP Member

    You should be able to look at them and tell. If you can't then there's not a whole lot of difference between them. Also note that they will go clear when stressed so one may look a lot nicer than it does after it's been sitting in a dip n pour for a few minutes.
     




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