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Blue Rili Shrimp - (qty 8) SALE

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Product Description

PH Range: 6.5-7.5
Temperature Range: 68-78
Hardness Range: 3-10dkh
Life Span: 1 - 2  Years
Size: 1" - 2"
Diet: Omnivore
Habitat: Fully Aquatic

This shrimp is also known as Neocaridina Heteropoda Var. Blue Rili, and came about in 2010 from Tawainese breeders. The term Blue Rili refers to the color morph blue of the Rili species. The first Rili Shrimp introduced to North America were the blue, now there are also red, green and yellow orange color morphs as well. As with all shrimp, clean water is essential. It is recommended that you do 25% water changes weekly. Make sure you have a good filter, often a sponge filter is recommended to protect the babies and be sure to have plants and other hiding areas for the shrimp especially if housed with other fish. Though these hardy shrimp can handle many water extremes in their parameters they do much better when there is little to no fluctuations. As with all shrimp, it’s important to not overfeed. You should take into account the population size, age and feed accordingly so there is just enough for the shrimp to eat in a 1-2 hour period.  They eat similar to the Red Cherry Shrimp, having a voracious appetite.  A high quality shrimp or fish food is a very good base. They also enjoy bloodworms, fish flakes, algae wafers, shrimp pellets and blanched zucchini or spinach. Healthy and active Blue Rili Shrimp jump all over each other at feeding time for a chance to get a bite of the meal provided. These shrimp are prolific breeders with the right parameters in their water. Their gestation is 21-28 days and they are mature at around 45 days. You can tell the females by noticing the saddle on her back where ovaries and eggs develop (berries).  Males are slimmer with a flat underside and females have a more rounded underbelly. When hatched the young are smaller versions of the adults and will need to be protected from getting sucked into the filter. Do this by placing a sponge before your canister if a sponge filter is not already in use. Blue Rili Shrimp are happy and nonaggressive; food scavenging and swimming during the day. They are fun to watch in groups grazing on algae in social groups.  They get along quite well with other shrimp and will crossbreed so be cautioned if housing with other dwarf shrimp. All dwarf shrimp are highly susceptible to contaminants in their water, in particular copper. They need clean water in a well cycled tank and be very careful about treating the tank with any medications or snail removers as both can be deadly to your shrimp.

 WE ALSO CARRY AND COULD SEND THE VERY HIGH GRADE BLUE HEADED RILI DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY

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Product Reviews

  1. rili shrimp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th May 2016

    Beautiful, healthy shrimp! All arrived alive! Thank You!


  2. Good job 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jun 2012

    All shrimp arrived well and were well packed. Thanks again!


  3. AWESOME!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jun 2012

    Been wanting to get some of these for a long time. THEY LOOK GREAT!!



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