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Old 10-15-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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My Blue Velvet Shrimp. Red headgear offspring!!


Blue Velvets have become one of the most popular Neos as of recently, but folks haven't shown their babies yet. Let me be the first!

Some of my offspring are popping out with some super cool red headgear. Since these guys were derived from Red Rili, this was expected. I'd say about 50% of the babies are born all blue, but the rest are born with some red on them. As the babies grow, they get more blue, and even the red ones eventually turn blue as well. The only difference I've noticed is that the ones that were born with red, usually retain some red on their head/tail.

I just wanted to share a few photos with you all. Enjoy!





Red headgear


All blue baby.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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blue velvet red rili?
i confused myself
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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wow these look amazing!! I'm so jealous!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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Oh wow! These guys are new to me and I LOVE them.
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Great looking shrimp.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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Now we need only white color and some stars

Nice looking babies.Will be interesting to see how we will count this like low grade or high grade shrimps
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #7
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blue velvet red rili?
i confused myself
Since blue rilis are derived from red rilis it's not surprising red shows up. Blue velvets are a higher grade of blue rili.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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I found the same thing Speedie. Most of the offspring in mine look like red rilis when they are first born, and they turn blue with the red dissolving as they start getting older.

Not all of them have their red go even after they turn blue though, which makes me confused with what to do with the red gears. Which makes this statement, "Will be interesting to see how we will count this like low grade or high grade shrimps ." asking for an answer.

Maybe a possible abbreviation would be BVR? Blue Velvet Red? As not to get confused with other rilis? Perhaps there is a better suggestion?
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beautiful shrimp...and this may be a totally noob question but since the photography is so good...what is the plant they are on? I can't tell since it is so close is that a moss?
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Grade will be what we create it since these shrimp are fairly new to the hobby. I would say that the full blues would be the highest grades, since these were the ones we all started with. They'll still be Blue Velvets.... BVR seems easy enough to label so I'll go with that .

So far I'm liking the ones with the red spike on their head like the one pictured. My offspring are still young so I'm still waiting to see how they look like as full grown adults.
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beautiful shrimp...and this may be a totally noob question but since the photography is so good...what is the plant they are on? I can't tell since it is so close is that a moss?
If I'm not mistaken it looks like fissidens fontanus


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Thanks Merth. Yes, it is fissidens fontanis. Great plant for shrimp tanks.
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Nice blue velvets. Would adding some blues to a colony of red rilis increase the chances of producing offspring with bluer midsections? I'd like to see if I could get more solid red heads/tails with the blue velvet mid section.

Something like this:
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9458/hp65.jpg
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Grade will be what we create it since these shrimp are fairly new to the hobby. I would say that the full blues would be the highest grades, since these were the ones we all started with. They'll still be Blue Velvets.... BVR seems easy enough to label so I'll go with that .

So far I'm liking the ones with the red spike on their head like the one pictured. My offspring are still young so I'm still waiting to see how they look like as full grown adults.
I'd agree with that idea. I have to admit the BVRs look pretty cool! I have some as adults, I'll see if I can get a pic of them for this thread.
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Yeah, I know I suck at close up pics, but here's a couple of my BVRs. As you can see, the blue didn't show up very well in the photos.
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