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Old 04-22-2019, 12:42 AM   #1
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Is it fine to keep Blue Pearls and Blue Dreams together?

I have a nano tank with about 15 Blue Pearls and I bought some Fissiden a couple days ago that came with 2 Blue Dream hitchhikers. I know that they are 2 different species but would they still interbreed since they're both Neocaridina? If they do what color would they produce? I could always cull any "wild types" if they show up and just move those to my other tank

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Yes, as you mentioned they are both neocaridina.
Blue Pearl are zhangjiajiensis

Blue Dreams are Davidi previously Heteropoda ( I think I got that right)

As far as I would know they would breed. BPearl are blue breeding babies. The BDreams are the wild card, maybe would breed out over time wild color, maybe not. I do not know for sure what the babies would look like.

One problem with adding them together would mix them and hard then to sell with not knowing the actual shrimp/offspring would breed like they should.


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Genetics of Neocardina

It is ok to keep them together but they will not breed true blue.
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