View Full Version : What is a "rili" shrimp?

24th Mar 2011, 04:14 PM
I have been reading threads here... and came upon the name "rili" shrimp a few times


... but still cant understand what it is. Can somebody please clarify this for me...

Thanks :)

25th Mar 2011, 03:09 AM
I am no expert, but after reading the link you posted, it seems that it is a human bred color version of the common cherry shrimp species. It says it is a neocaridina heteropoda, which is the same as a cherry, so I am guessing that this version was cross bred to develop this color variation, just like the original red was bred to create the cherry shrimp, as the original wild neocaridina heteropoda is not as colorful

25th Mar 2011, 03:37 AM
you can check to learn about rilli shrimp at here for more details




25th Mar 2011, 05:05 AM
Thank you!!

30th Mar 2011, 01:37 AM
Rili shrimp is originally a mutation that proved red cherry shrimp have the genetic capability to have a specified pattern. Later it was discovered the "rili" pattern could be selectively bred, and eventually also occured in yellow shrimp. I am aware that every color variation of neocaridina heteropoda has the capability to be a rili. Simply put, rili is a term used to describe the complete color loss resembling a certain pattern in the species neocaridina heteropoda.

30th Mar 2011, 01:48 AM
I see another "name" of Rili less original - Two colored Sakura :)

30th Mar 2011, 01:52 AM
I see another "name" of Rili less original - Two colored Sakura :)

I don't think clear is a color lol. I could understand if it was a Sakura that was partially yellow.