Blue Rili Shrimp Grading Guide: What to keep and what to "cull" - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Shrimp & Other Invertebrates


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2012, 06:16 AM   #16
reefdive
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (8/90%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 216
Default

I think it would be easier to just get the S grade and your culls would actually get you a wide range of types from all blues to whatever you can imagine . I am getting some oranges out of my rilis at the moment but they are a long way from being stable . I also have a lot more to pick from as far as variations go so its nothing to brag about . Whatever you do make it fun and be nice !
reefdive is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-30-2012, 05:58 PM   #17
ren
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ren's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Queens,NY
Posts: 431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohbaby714 View Post
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).






This one look really dark like almost black



This one have a dark blue line behind the red head.



Stud.
hey man thanks again for the few good looking females. your culls actually help out my stock, im getting a mix of babies that are blue. even the males have specks of blue around the body. its been a long 7 months breeding the guys..

Quote:
Originally Posted by wicca27 View Post
i like the blue on blue better myself





but im starting to like these that look a bit more purple in the body
very nice i'm aiming for A but right now my colony at the moment are c. i need to find higher grades to mix in. that big blue cap mom is looking nice, does her blue cap ever get passed on to her offspring in the tank?

i also see that when some shrimp get older some red blotches turn dark blue is that just because they are getting older or is there another reason? just wondering do you guys use breeder boxes or do you just let natural selection take its turn? do you guys feed veggies, pellet food and/or supplements?
ren is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #18
wicca27
Planted Tank Guru
 
wicca27's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dewey
Posts: 4,817
Send a message via Yahoo to wicca27
Default

i dont use a breeder box for them. there was the same talk about the color changing from red to blue as they age on shrimp now. for some reason most of the blue mom's babies are more like high grade cherries. not sure why and even her eggs get more orange when they are about the hatch where as the others go from lime green to clearish when they are about to hatch. ive kept a few of the red ones in the tank hoping they will pass on the blue paint color. not getting many with it though just darker blue bodies
wicca27 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #19
ohbaby714
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
ohbaby714's Avatar
 
PTrader: (118/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 785
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ren View Post
hey man thanks again for the few good looking females. your culls actually help out my stock, im getting a mix of babies that are blue. even the males have specks of blue around the body. its been a long 7 months breeding the guys..



very nice i'm aiming for A but right now my colony at the moment are c. i need to find higher grades to mix in. that big blue cap mom is looking nice, does her blue cap ever get passed on to her offspring in the tank?

i also see that when some shrimp get older some red blotches turn dark blue is that just because they are getting older or is there another reason? just wondering do you guys use breeder boxes or do you just let natural selection take its turn? do you guys feed veggies, pellet food and/or supplements?
Very nice looking Blue u got there.
Yea, that become my problem sometime. I tend to culls them too early and they end up turning more blue later when they are ready to breeds.

I don't use breeder box either, kind feel bad for the one in there, seeing their kids swimming around in open space and they got lock up in a small box.

Overall, they might not be perfect but i do love the colors in that tank the most. Blue, green, neon eggs, red. Very nice mix of colors in shrimps.
ohbaby714 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2012, 07:02 PM   #20
MsNemoShrimp
ღ Miss ShrimpTastic! ஐ...
 
MsNemoShrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (428/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: La Jolla, CA
Posts: 2,478
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohbaby714 View Post
Very nice looking Blue u got there.
Yea, that become my problem sometime. I tend to culls them too early and they end up turning more blue later when they are ready to breeds.

I don't use breeder box either, kind feel bad for the one in there, seeing their kids swimming around in open space and they got lock up in a small box.

Overall, they might not be perfect but i do love the colors in that tank the most. Blue, green, neon eggs, red. Very nice mix of colors in shrimps.
Do you cull the splashed looking Rili's Oh? Like they are light blue in color with random red all over the place?

Like this one:

__________________
`.. ....`...Miss My - I'm 23 - UCSD Graduate.....۩۩๑๑۩۞۩๑
MsNemoShrimp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #21
Soothing Shrimp
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (131/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,607
Default

IMO The blues and red on that one are a nice color, but to me what makes a rili is the absence of color on the shell in the middle.
__________________
RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
Soothing Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2012, 07:42 PM   #22
ohbaby714
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
ohbaby714's Avatar
 
PTrader: (118/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 785
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeoShrimp View Post
Do you cull the splashed looking Rili's Oh? Like they are light blue in color with random red all over the place?

I'm mainly keeping the good looking blue first then marking next. I do keep the splash if it have a nice blue on them.

These guys breeds like rabits so it's too hard sometime to try to predict the out come. I need like 10 tanks if i'm going to separate them all
ohbaby714 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-05-2012, 09:07 PM   #23
MsNemoShrimp
ღ Miss ShrimpTastic! ஐ...
 
MsNemoShrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (428/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: La Jolla, CA
Posts: 2,478
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohbaby714 View Post
I'm mainly keeping the good looking blue first then marking next. I do keep the splash if it have a nice blue on them.

These guys breeds like rabits so it's too hard sometime to try to predict the out come. I need like 10 tanks if i'm going to separate them all
I got a berried mama already!!! She is constantly hiding so hard to see, but I'll try to snap a pixs!
__________________
`.. ....`...Miss My - I'm 23 - UCSD Graduate.....۩۩๑๑۩۞۩๑
MsNemoShrimp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2012, 01:39 AM   #24
wicca27
Planted Tank Guru
 
wicca27's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dewey
Posts: 4,817
Send a message via Yahoo to wicca27
Default

i have not culled any of mine. i have kept them all and am working on getting more blue out of them then i will work on the blue color on the shell
wicca27 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2012, 06:47 AM   #25
MsNemoShrimp
ღ Miss ShrimpTastic! ஐ...
 
MsNemoShrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (428/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: La Jolla, CA
Posts: 2,478
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wicca27 View Post
i have not culled any of mine. i have kept them all and am working on getting more blue out of them then i will work on the blue color on the shell
Great idea. About what population size would you start culling?
__________________
`.. ....`...Miss My - I'm 23 - UCSD Graduate.....۩۩๑๑۩۞۩๑
MsNemoShrimp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2012, 07:14 AM   #26
wicca27
Planted Tank Guru
 
wicca27's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dewey
Posts: 4,817
Send a message via Yahoo to wicca27
Default

once i start seeing the majority of babys comming out say 90-100% blue i will move the ones with markings on the shell to another tank and keep an eye on them because ive read in several places that the red color can change as they get older i have reds from bright cherry red to almost burgundy red on the shell and one has blue pattern instead of red. im going for blue on blue hehe. but i have moved a couple already because they looked like cherrys all red no clear/blue color to them
wicca27 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #27
Soothing Shrimp
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (131/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,607
Default

Makes one wonder if rili is co-dominant.
__________________
RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
Soothing Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2012, 02:46 PM   #28
D3monic
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
D3monic's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minooka, IL
Posts: 498
Default

I prefer A and F
__________________
Canon Pimp Club #019

"I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip"

Ebi-topia 75g Rivers Edge Dario H. Breeding Log
D3monic is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2012, 05:25 PM   #29
wicca27
Planted Tank Guru
 
wicca27's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dewey
Posts: 4,817
Send a message via Yahoo to wicca27
Default

my main reason for keeping them all right now is i dont know who is letting out the all blue rili with no color on the shell. i know my one with blue color on the shell when her eggs are about to hatch they turn bright orange where as the other ones with red on the shell just kinda get a clear color with eyes. but i am seeing more and more all blue ones so that is a good thing
wicca27 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #30
MsNemoShrimp
ღ Miss ShrimpTastic! ஐ...
 
MsNemoShrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (428/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: La Jolla, CA
Posts: 2,478
Talking

Only a little over a week and I got 2 berried females already!







__________________
`.. ....`...Miss My - I'm 23 - UCSD Graduate.....۩۩๑๑۩۞۩๑
MsNemoShrimp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012