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    Question Tiger shrimp: selective breeding

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    I have recently debating if I should purchase some tiger shrimp. They are a great deal but they have very thin stripes, I would like thicker stripes in the species. I was wondering if anybody has bred for thicker stripes, or at least knows how? I'm not talking as thick as a black tiger shrimp, but just a little thicker. Do you guys think breeding with low grade CBS/CRS would be a good idea? I've never kept either of these but I know what parameters they require and I can acquire the low grade CBS/CRS if that would work.
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    I have keep supwer tIger with S+ CRS for 2 month. now 3 of the super tiger female berried, hopefully the will give F1 TIBEE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerreef View Post
    I have keep supwer tIger with S+ CRS for 2 month. now 3 of the super tiger female berried, hopefully the will give F1 TIBEE.
    Great, keep me posted. I'm fascinated by TiBees.

    I've purchased some CBS/CRS (C-S grade) but I won't be buying any tigers for awhile. Hopefully I can select a few mates for when I purchase the tigers

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    Quote Originally Posted by zane View Post
    They are a great deal but they have very thin stripes, I would like thicker stripes in the species. I was wondering if anybody has bred for thicker stripes, or at least knows how?
    In Germany someone tried getting thicker stripes on Red Tiger shrimp by selective breeding - however without success. IMO you could do crossing with Wild Tiger strains coming with thicker stripes. Crossing with CR/CB will give you Tigerbee and most people have problems getting them over F3-F4 due to infertility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imke_j View Post
    In Germany someone tried getting thicker stripes on Red Tiger shrimp by selective breeding - however without success. IMO you could do crossing with Wild Tiger strains coming with thicker stripes. Crossing with CR/CB will give you Tigerbee and most people have problems getting them over F3-F4 due to infertility.
    Thanks Imke, I still have not purchased any tigers yet but I still plan on doing so. I never even thought of the risk of infertility in future generations, thanks for the heads up. Would I have to order wild tiger shrimp from overseas? I'm pretty sure no breeder in America has any tiger shrimp that have thick stripes, it's difficult to find any Caridina over here

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    Hey Zane, I know people in the US having good Tigers - no need to import. There are also US-shops doing larger legal import batches from Germany now, so don't give up to soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by imke_j View Post
    Hey Zane, I know people in the US having good Tigers - no need to import. There are also US-shops doing larger legal import batches from Germany now, so don't give up to soon
    Thanks Imke, you've restored my faith

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