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    Default Red Bee + Black Bee

    Hey Guys,

    I'm keeping both of this species in some different tanks. But I plan to start a new tank with 60x30x30 cm for some of them.
    Now my question: would it be better to keep just the Reds or just the Black Bees in this tank, or shall I mix both species?

    Somebody in Germany told me, that in the 4th generation, the shrimps will lose quality and therefore you have to mix them. Are there any rules? What experience did you make?

    Thank you!!

    Best regards,
    Michael

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    As mentioned in other threads, If you mix them, you will get all diamonds in first generation, in second will be some red again.
    CRS will not lose their quality in fourth generation,definitely. It all depends on wide of gene pool of your shrimps. If you will start with more shrimps it will be fine. I you start with 1 male and 1 female, then there should bee problems.
    Silane is here probably biggest CRS guru, he should tell you much more....

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    I have not ran into problem, as I have been using 3 different breeder sources of shrimps to mix breed so far.

    I have heard about 7th and 15th generation to start to see defects, but do not have an answer on how many they start with.

    It is definately good to mix pure black diamond of same grade or higher to mix them, from my experience, I was able to achieve unexpected patterns from 'cross' of homozygous diamond and CRS once in a while.

    To mix a population of diamond and CRS, it is important to choose dark black diamond, if not, after a few generations of cross with red, you will get brown bee.

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