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    Culling

    Hey SCAPE friends!

    So, if you havenít seen my other thread, about two months ago I started my first shrimp tank (not counting Amanos) with 5 Red Rili that I got from the January meet.

    Since then the colony is off to a great start, and I am wondering if I should start the process of culling?

    I hadnít thought about the idea of selling these shrimp (I feel lucky just to have gotten babies) but I feel responsible for keeping the bloodline as nice as the 5 I started with.

    Any handy suggestions for culling and sorting? Do I wait until they are adults?

    I donít have another tank, currently. The culls will most likely be RAOK or put in the big tank to fend for themselves.

    Pic is from yesterday, and represents about half the shrimp currently in the tank.

    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    SCAPE Member Pro SCAPEr geektom's Avatar
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    so, looks like no one here has an opinion one way or the other.

    I will take my best stab at it and keep you informed how it goes. Look for some red rili to be available in the IE soon!
    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    Sorey, Tom (woopa, you got the Canadian text on this one).

    I saw your post last week and never got around to responding.

    Whenever I have culled, I try my best at using the little circular telescoping nets to grab them, and then put them in a separate vessel, like a sterilite container until i figure out what exactly to do with them.

    As they are culls, i would probably just put them in my main DT, like yours.

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    SCAPE Member Pro SCAPEr geektom's Avatar
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    Thanks! My only hesitation in putting them in the 135 is their likelihood of surviving, even with all the places to hide.

    Those Geo's are relentless!
    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by geektom View Post
    Thanks! My only hesitation in putting them in the 135 is their likelihood of surviving, even with all the places to hide.

    Those Geo's are relentless!
    6 will enter. The One will survive.

    "To be, or not to be. That is the question:"
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    I wouldn't start culling unless you start to see the quality fade. The more shrimp in the tank the more shrimp there are to reproduce. I usually let my colony gey up to about 100 before I cull unless I see a shrimp that I want to pull out right away. Also, through my experience with improving my cherries to Painted Fire Reds I find it better to cull out the less desirable males rather than the females, my colonies color increased through keeping the quality males. You may also want to keep a Cull Tank, there have been many times I have pulled out a low quality shrimp only for them to color up beautifully later on in another tank.

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    Thanks, Kole- I was wondering about that.

    Stands to reason that some good quality offspring could still come out of culled parents.
    I am an old dog trying to learn some new tricks...

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    Ill take your culls lol no charge for my babysitting service LMFAO
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