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Caribbean Barred Hamlet
OFF TOPIC: bavass
Common Name: Red Rili Shrimp
Scientific Name: Neocaridina heteropoda var. Rili
The Red Rili Shrimp "were selectively bred from red neocaridinas (neos) with white patches, bands, stripes, and splotches until the line was stabilized and made available to the public." Essentially, they are a Red Cherry Shrimp (RCS) morph selectively bred for their distinctive red bands.
As with other Neos such as RCS, Rilis are prolific breeders. "Essentially, given a mix of sexes, clean water, and acceptable temperatures, these shrimp will readily reproduce."
68 to 78F
Prize: 1 year free Supporting Member upgrade on Aquarium Advice!
This an Infrared Picture of the Duck Pond at Virginia Tech. This was taken in July with a IR converted Olympus E510. I have also included a link to explain Infrared Photography for anybody intrested.