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MsNemoShrimp 04-28-2012 07:31 PM

Blue Rili Shrimp Grading Guide: What to keep and what to "cull"
 
So far this is the most confusing for me to get a grading on since there is no real "grading guide" out there.

There is nothing better than finding pictures to get opinions of so I can get an idea of the direction I want to go with my newly acquired Blue Rilis ;)

* None of these pictures are mine. They are found off Google and only used as a guiding purpose for me only.

From what I understand:

Blue Rili Grading: A > B > C > D = E > F

Please correct me if I am wrong :biggrin:

A.)
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2274/img0772sy.jpg

B.)
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9458/hp65.jpg

C.)
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5676/attachmentyo.jpg

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D.)
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9666/br1k.png

E.)
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/9834/br3.png

F.)
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/955/br7b.png

Soothing Shrimp 04-28-2012 07:36 PM

I think with the exception of high rilis having a clear midsection/solid head and tail, and low rilis having a poorly defined head/tail/midsection, EVERYTHING is opinion fromthere on out.

Some people breed for the red on blue. Others don't like the red. No group consensus that I know of has been reached with what is "best."

kuni 04-28-2012 08:34 PM

Raise what you like! :)

I think they're all nice.

MsNemoShrimp 04-28-2012 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soothing Shrimp (Post 1839558)
I think with the exception of high rilis having a clear midsection/solid head and tail, and low rilis having a poorly defined head/tail/midsection, EVERYTHING is opinion fromthere on out.

Some people breed for the red on blue. Others don't like the red. No group consensus that I know of has been reached with what is "best."

I see. So as long as you reach for the standard criteria of solid head and tails (don't matter if its blue or red) and a clear mid section, that is considered "Show/High Quality" correct?

madness 04-28-2012 09:23 PM

There are people working on regular rili patterns (solid head, solid tail, transparent with any of several color tints in the middle) and there are people using the transparent and varying color of the rili mid-section to spread the transparency all over the shrimp.

The all over transparent rili aren't really rili pattern any more but they are interesting because they allow some crazy green and blue tint shrimp.

ohbaby714 04-28-2012 09:40 PM

My goal is B.
Probably take decades but that's the goal:)

StrungOut 04-28-2012 10:17 PM

I've always always wanted B but could not find a good source. IMO those are the highest you can get, I prefer over A eventhough they're so rare

FreedPenguin 04-29-2012 02:00 AM

Gotta catch em all! wait.
Gotta breed em all! pokemon! no wait
Gotta breed em all! Shu ri imp mon!
lol pathetic -____-

wicca27 04-29-2012 02:19 AM

i am trying to get the blue on the body darker on the head and tail on mine but so far its not going to well most of mine are just an icy blue color all over only one female has the blue color a bit on her head

reefdive 04-29-2012 06:35 AM

In commerce there is A grade and S Grade . A in red rili is about anything as they breed kind of all mixed up anyway . S grade in red is with a red head and tail with the clear body which most people like the most and find the most striking ( they are all interesting but especially in a group I think S grade wins ) . A grade in blue is all blue . S grade in blue has a red head and tail with the blue body . I also find the S grade more visually interesting . One thing I notice about blue rilis is that they seem to try to blend with their background and with the transparency of the body even in the blue ones can change color very rapidly . That blue color is also very dependent on condition's and when the conditions are excellent guess what ? So is the blue coloration , but black gravel and dark geen plants will give the best contrast . They disappear on my cheap( free) light pea gravel . When I grow up and get rich I wanna buy some black gravel maybe even tha spensive shrimpie kind :)

MsNemoShrimp 04-29-2012 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ohbaby714 (Post 1839693)
My goal is B.
Probably take decades but that's the goal:)

My goal as well ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by reefdive (Post 1840347)
In commerce there is A grade and S Grade . A in red rili is about anything as they breed kind of all mixed up anyway . S grade in red is with a red head and tail with the clear body which most people like the most and find the most striking ( they are all interesting but especially in a group I think S grade wins ) . A grade in blue is all blue . S grade in blue has a red head and tail with the blue body . I also find the S grade more visually interesting . One thing I notice about blue rilis is that they seem to try to blend with their background and with the transparency of the body even in the blue ones can change color very rapidly . That blue color is also very dependent on condition's and when the conditions are excellent guess what ? So is the blue coloration , but black gravel and dark geen plants will give the best contrast . They disappear on my cheap( free) light pea gravel . When I grow up and get rich I wanna buy some black gravel maybe even tha spensive shrimpie kind :)

Thank you for this elaborate explanation. In that case I am definitely aiming towards S grades in the Blue Rili pattern. My substrate is Akadama and lots of green plants so hopefully after a week of settling and eating their blue will become darker. As of now, only 2 days after their arrival they are still doing fairly well! :)

ohbaby714 04-29-2012 11:27 PM

Here are some of my progress so far.
Excuse my sad iphone pictures, they do look much better in person (at least that what i think. lol).


http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...4/61b9a26c.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...4/1be8f6cb.jpg

This one look really dark like almost black :)

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...4/085deef2.jpg

This one have a dark blue line behind the red head.
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...4/77c9a8fc.jpg


Stud.
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...4/f4effa4f.jpg

@marko@ 04-30-2012 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ohbaby714 (Post 1839693)
My goal is B.
Probably take decades but that's the goal:)

b is definitely my favorite of them.
let me know when you reach it, ill buy some. how does a kidney a shrimp sound :red_mouth ?

StrungOut 04-30-2012 03:57 AM

I'd pay the price of a black king kong for a true B

wicca27 04-30-2012 04:52 AM

i like the blue on blue better myself

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t.../1-27-1230.jpg
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/2-7-1220.jpg


but im starting to like these that look a bit more purple in the body
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...li/3-17-12.jpg


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