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    Hello from Germany,
    here some pics from a new variety of red & white shrimp from sothern China. Most of the individuals are showing maro-ten spots and a reduced first red stripe.

    Merry Christmas!
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    Hi Friedrich,

    I have to confess that your headline of this post is confusing me a bit , but the shrimps have an interesting coloration.
    They are wild caught ones, aren't they?

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    Hello Peter,

    yes, these shrimp are wild caught and the locality is in the south of China.
    The headline I used, because the color pattern are similar to Crystal Reds and Red Bees, even my shrimp are closely related with Caridina venusta and C. tumida.

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    hm,
    very nice crystal red like shrimp. especially if is it wild caught.

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    so beautiful like a piece of spray art tattoo on their body

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    is this available somewhere in EU?

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    Hello gr81,

    I do not know. Within the last 4 month I received a number of commercial shipments with so called new bee shrimp. Sometimes they included very nice Caridina cf. venusta or C. cf. tumida, not only in black and white, but also in brown and white or red and white. Unfortunately they are quite different from the variety I took the pictures. Presently I am checking how the next generation is colored, whether their are new colour variations, etc.
    Of this interesting red and white variety I bought between 60 and 70 pieces (after my informations they are imported regulary, but in low quantitier) and did not loose any so far. In a few weeks I`ll have another business meeting in Tokyo and perhaps I can get some additional individuals (already asked the importer to make reservations). Therefore we should be able to start breeding them in Germany.

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    Very peculiar... I would never have thought something so close to CRS would be found in the wild. One would think that this coloration would make them "easy pickings" for various predators.

    Fascinating! I wish you luck and if you ever are ready to distribute some to the USA, please let us know.

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    Interesting shrimp, thanks for sharing.
    I also wonder how this coloration derived from wild shrimp, adds more confusion to the bee line.

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    Hi, CAMBARUS. Any update on this shrimp? The marking on head was looking good. Hope to see you have sucessful to breed it. keep us update with pic.

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