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
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.