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There seem to be a lot of different types of blue cherry shrimp. Could someone explain the differences between them? So far I've found:

Blue pearl
Blue jelly
Blue rili
Blue velvet
Blue dream
Blue diamond
Blue fairy
Blue lazer
Deep blue
Carbon rili (?)

(Are there any I missed?)
 

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Blue Pearl Shrimp (Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis var. blue) Sort of an odean Blue

Blue Velvet Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda) More blue than Blue Pearls

Blue Rili is from the Red Rili.

Blue Dream is I believe are a higher grade of Blue Rili shrimp.

Blue Diamond is what I believe are from Chocolate shrimps and are not always true?

Carbon Rili are from Rili as well and have some black to them.

The rest never heard of them.
 

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I only have experience with the ones I've sold: Can't speak for the rest

Blue Dreams - very high grade Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet - lower grade blue neos that exhibit red spots on head and tail as juveniles and usually fade away
Blue Diamonds - originated from Chocolate Neos
 

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Okay, so this is lineage from least to most blue:

Wild Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis > blue pearl

Wild Neocaridina heteropoda > blue velvet > blue dream

Wild Neocaridina heteropoda > chocolate > blue diamond

Wild Neocaridina heteropoda > red cherry > red rili > blue rili > blue dream(?)

Wild Neocaridina heteropoda > red cherry > red rili > carbon rili

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We're missing these:

Blue jelly
Blue fairy
Blue lazer
Blueberry
Blue wizard
Blue star
Fantasy blue
Deep blue
Aura blue
 

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I don't. But I would add Orange Eye Blue Tigers (caridina) and blue bee shrimp (paracaridina) to the list.
 

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