Carbon rili shrimp was one of the first dwarf shrimp our founder, Robert Lupton, had ever bred before starting Flip Aquatics. Therefore, these shrimp play a special part in our business and have added value and meaning to our company. Carbon rili shrimp have a distinct black coloration with a clear midsection. They often times have spots of black and blue throughout the shrimp. The carbon rili line of shrimp still has a long way to go as far as breeding true since the offspring range from solid black to clear to carbon rili patterns. So, it is good to point out that they do not always produce the typical rili pattern (solid head and tail with a clear midsection). The carbons have proven to be hardy which makes them an alternative aquarium shrimp to cherry shrimp for a beginner.