Monday, 28 November 2011




Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Blue Rili

As Red Rili's were bred a new coloration had arise from this strain of cherry shrimp. The much sought after color blue. At first the blue pigmentation can be seen replacing the clear area of the red rili.

Blue Rili with the initial blue coming out ontop of the clear sections of the Red Rili.
As the breeding continued in search of a full blue rili where there would be a blue cap then chear then blue again. A different kind of a full Blue Rili emerged where the entire shrimp was blue instead.When I first showed some of my friends they thought it looked much like a blue pearl but the blue was much more crisp clean and evident whereas alot of blue pearl. 1 distinct thing that can be seen different from blue pearl is when their saddles come out. Blue Rili saddles are usually ligh greenish tint colored whereas blue pearls are brown/ greyish.
Blue Rili with no head cap nor tail dipped colors.
To date and as far as my knowledge goes. Below is what is claimed to be a full Blue Rili. At the time, I was told that there were only 10 of these in the world making me the lucky owner of the 11th =) This full blue rili is quite a beauty with a blue cap and a blue dipped tail and a light blue body.

Rare full Blue Rili.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Red Rili

Red Rilis were a result of consistently breeding Cherry Shrimps. The more sought after Red Rilis were a result from TFR/PFR where the red capped head and red dipped tail are solid red instead of a mottled red cherry color. When they were first introduced the prices were outrageous and has since dropped dramatically and can be purchased at a price near the TFR/PFR. The eggs of the Red Rilis' are also highly variable ranging from a faded yellow to a puke green.

Red Rilis gathering to feast. Picture taken with flash.
Red Rilis just hanging out and grazing. Picture also taken with flash.
Picture of the different egg colors or the Red Rili.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Painted Fire Red

PFR (Painted Fire Red) are Neocaridina heteropoda, basically the same as the well known and easily accessible Red Cherry Shrimp. The only difference that sets these 2 apart is the coverage, the color and the thickness of the shell. These can be obtained by selective breeding however, if put into a tank which isn't comfortable to them they would lose the shiny sheen coating and be considered by some as the one grade below TFR (Taiwan Fire Red). Both of which are more or less fully covered in red. The only conditions whether a shrimp is classified as to being "painted" or not is merely that the body of the shrimp must be covered in full red and that it has a thick shiny coating to it as if someone were to paint a wall with latex paint. The legs however not always the case but is highly sought after. Below are some pictures of my PFR.
Still considered PFR but without the shiny sheen would be considered TFR.

Painted Fire Red with full red with shiny sheen.
Picture of Painted Fire Red taken with no flash.
Picture of Painted Fire Red taken with flash.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Rebuilding part 2....

Barely any room to walk or move in.
I stand corrected... there IS no room to walk around... lol
The racks strong enough to hold my body weight =)
Finally started to put the tanks on to make some more room to walk around.
Left side of the rack still needs to be disassembled.
Fast forward to today and the rack looks like this. Still not done but almost =)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

The rebuilding and the making of EbiKen....

I've been talking to a bunch of my friends and we all agreed that we should start a larger shrimp club in North America as the interests and hobbyist into shrimp is expanding. So to decide on location we needed to choose a more centralized location which allows easy access to the highway as well (for a quick get-a-way no no....) so that people from further away i.e. Surrey, Langley, Whiterock and such don't need to spend much time in slow traffic to get on the highway and back home. So in the end, we decided to host the location at one of my smaller shipping sites as it only takes less than 1 minute to get onto knight st. and you can get into Richmond in a matter of minutes and you don't have the downtown traffic. I've already finished modifying my rack to allow easier viewing and optimal space for meets but I will repost over the course of this week on how the building of the rack had progressed.

Before picture of shipping location for orders 3 boxes or less (60 bags of shrimp)

The Rebuilding..... plans
A top view sketch of the proposed new rack system.

A 1/5th finished 3D model of what the rack is going to look like but never finished =P