Shrimp cocktail. Without the mayonnaise

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I just got half a dozen cherry shrimp. I already have a tank set aside with a few each of yellow shrimp and velvet blues.
Am I right in thinking that hybridisation will happen and I should keep them apart, or can I safely add them together.
Answers asap as I have new cherry reds in the bag I bought them in.
 

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All colours of cherry shrimp will interbreed. The first offspring will be OK colourwise but several generations down the line they are likely to be all brown (wild coloured)
 
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Ah, I really don't want to mix them then. I just put the Cherries in a shrimp free tank and I'll need to split the yellows and blues too. I have room for this so no problem.
Thanks Essjay. In fact, Many Many thanks since the yellows are the offspring to the ones I got from you. They've been very happy until I lost a 100 or so last week when I dosed with Easylife Easycarb. Still have a dozen or so though, even after I salvaged a few dozen more that I sold/part-ex'd to Fish Alive in Durham.
 

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