Rili Shrimp

Red Rili Shrimp

Rili shrimp is hardy and prolific like all neocaridina heteropodas. Rili is a pattern morph of various colors of the species--namely a clear or blue middle in between a colored head and tail. Rili morphs have been discovered so far in red, yellow, orange, and black n. heteropoda. Blue shrimp was derived from Red Rilis selectively bred for a bluer midsection, leading to Blue Rilis, to an eventually all blue shrimp


  • Scientific Name: Neocaridina Davidi (Heteropoda)
  • Common Name: Rili Shrimp, Red Rili, Blue Rili, Black Rili, Carbon Rili, Orange Rili, Yellow Rili
  • Origin: Taiwan
  • pH: 6.0-8.0
  • Temp: 64-84°F
  • TDS: 80-400
  • KH: 0-10
  • GH: 4-14
  • Fertility: High
  • Difficulty: Easy

Grading and Variations

Grading of the Rili shrimp has not been established. No two Rilis look alike, color vary from spotted patterns on the head and tail, to a full "helmet head" and tail section (top image). All Rili shrimp, regardless of color and pattern variation, have one thing in common--a clear or blue-tinted midsection. 

Black/Blue Rili Yellow Rili Orange Rili
Blue/Red-Black Rili Yellow/Semi-Clear Rili Orange/Blue Rili
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