This shrimp contest was created in response to the growing interest in the keeping and breeding of caridina, neocaridina and paracaridina freshwater shrimp species. Specific products were developed and new shrimp varieties were created. The most popular shrimp species will be represented and judged during the competition.
The event will take place in one of Europe’s biggest animal fairs (45000 visitors) and a 100 m2 floor space will be allocated for it. Various animations will take place at this event including conference, awards etc.
Paris Aqua is the official organizer of the shrimp contest. Paris Aqua is a company which supplies professional and amateur alike with specific products from the best brands for the successful maintenance and breeding of freshwater shrimps through their online shop Paris-Aqua.fr.
1: caridina Logemanni var. red bee from a to s
2: caridina Logemanni var. black bee from a to s
3: caridina Logemanni var. red bee from ss to sss
4: caridina Logemanni var. black bee from ss to sss
5: caridina Mariae var. red tiger / blue Tiger
6: caridina Mariae var. solid tiger (black tiger, royal blue)
7: caridina Logemanni var. taiwan bee (king kong, panda,red wine, etc)
8: caridina Logemanni var. snow white / golden and taiwan bee red/blue bolt
9: caridina Longemanni other stable varieties (super red, white bee,)
10: caridina Hybrid stable varieties (Pinto, Skunk , Backline, Steel blue and other crossings)
11: caridina Hybrid unstable varieties (tigerbee, taitibee and other crossings)
12: neocaridina davidi solid red (bloodymary, sakura, cherry, fire)
13: neocaridina davidi solid yellow (yellow fire, yellow fire neon)
14: neocaridina davidi other solid varieties (chocolate, orange, blue, black, etc)
15: neocaridina davidi rili (yellow, red, orange, charbon, etc)
A minimum of 3 shrimps and a maximum of 6 per set can be entered in the competition. Failure to comply will automatically result in disqualification.
Tanks will be allocated by the organizer in order of shrimp arrival and dependant on their category.
Each group of shrimps must be given to the organizer in individual bags with the following information written onto them with a permanent marker : category, type and quality ( if possible ). Please DO NOT write your name onto the bag. The bags must only be opened in the presence of an organizer. If you cannot be present at this point you can designate someone to represent you but please inform the organizer directly if that is the case.
The organizer reserves the right to modify the category the shrimps are entered into if they believe they do not belong in it. The organizers’ decision is final. In the event of disagreement the competitor will be disqualified and the inscription fee will not be refunded.
The tanks provided are fully set up including water, soil, filter etc. If however you would like to bring your own water please inform us beforehand.
The judges will come from different countries. They cannot enter shrimps in in the same category as they are judging or nor judge shrimps belonging to a family member.
Every group of shrimps entered will be judged based on various criteria defined by the organizer. The total number of points awarded will decide the order of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.
The “ Best in Show” winner will be the group of shrimp with the highest score of all individual categories.
This year a special prize has been created : the “ Public Prize”, the winner of this prize will be selected by the public who will cast anonymous votes in sealed ballot box.
The winners will receive their prize(s) at the end of the day from the organizer.
20 euros/tank if you want to keep the shrimps at the end of the competition.
Free if you enter your shrimp at the auction which will be held at the end of the competition ( 40 % of the money made from the sale of the shrimps will go to the organizer and 60 % to the breeder). If your shrimps do not sell during the auction, they will automatically become the property of the organizer.
The registration is open until the 20/09/2016. The organizer reserves the right to prematurely close the registration if the maximum number of participants is met before the closing date.
Registration fees must be paid by bank draft or Paypal the day of your registration.
The shrimps will have to be delivered to the organizer by the 08/10/2016 10h00 a.m maximum ( friday 07/10/2016 is better )
You will not be allowed to remove any shrimp from the group you entered before the end of the contest.
Shrimps with handicaps or malformations will be automatically removed from the competition, handed back to their owner and the inscription fee will not be refunded.
The organizer cannot be held responsible for the death of shrimps or any accidents happening during the competition.
Mura Kilic ( Germany )
David Vandenabeele (France)
Yoann Petitjean ( Opty ) ( France)
Waldemar Kołecki ( poland)
Corine van Mourik (netherland)
Taishi Konishi ( Japan)
Michał Paczkowski (poland)
Monique Klaverr (netherland)
Hi, my name is Monique Klaver and I’m from Hengelo, a place in the east of Holland.
I have started the shrimp hobby in 2008. My friend came back home with an aquarium and I have taken over the hobby. First breeding en selecting and at the moment I like crossbreeding with shrimps very well.
Cristian Ghia ( Italia )
How long are you passionate freshwater shrimp ?
I am about 12 years decapod freshwater study.
What brought you to this interest in them ?
I was born in Oltrepò Pavese. since childhood I have always been attrato from aquatic habitats. The shrimp are a great compromise for special, simple reproduction, variability of species, and the possibility of interbreeding with creations of new patterns and colors.
which varieties hold you and under what conditions?
I brought up many commercial shrimp farming and even difficult. 12 types of Caridina of Sulawesi, all known types of Caridina babaulti, All colors today existing Neocaridina davidi, all the shrimp’s known today Caridina mariae and Caridina logemannie, Halocaridina rubra, many Wild shrimp ( Caridina, Paracaridina & Neocaridina) , Australatya obscura spec nov. and many crayfish & crabs.
What do you recommend for beginners ?
study and understand what kind of start. Study what are the chemical conditions of their tap water.
What are your criteria that determine a good stock ?
I know and I have studied the habitats of departure of shrimp that I raise. I know very well the right conditions for the breeding of all kinds. After that I work a lot of power and conductivity
Sebastian Prati (swiss)
I’m Sebastian Prati, shrimps breeder since 2004. How I started with shrimps? Well, in that year I was doing a gap year in Germany to learn German, one day I saw in a pet shop some red cherry and Caridina multidentata, I fell in love immediately so the same day when I went back to my flat I set up a 25l aquarium and one month later my adventure with shrimps started. At that time I was one of the first shrimps breeder in Switzerland and between 2004 and 2008 thanks the proximity of Italian borders, I introduced in Italy for the first time some shrimps (yellow fire, blue pearl for example) and mosses .
In the following years I had some collaboration with shops such as: shrimpsandmosses.com (a project that I founded together with Cristian Ghia), MaSt Aquarium, etc.. I also wrote articles for some Magazine (Il mio Acquario, Amazonas, Shrimpmaniak, Aqua Life and Discus Annual), did some lectures , judged in most European shrimps contest, and developed the criteria that are actually used in many shrimps contest in Europe.
After several years of breeding almost every type of shrimps, in July I decided to sell most of my aquariums including shrimps and my collection of rare and uncommon plants (436 species /varieties) because I decided to take a gap year to study and work abroad, before starting a master degree in freshwater ecology in northern Norway. Well to be honest I kept just one tank whit my favorite and rarest plants and a small selection of prl (Ellen Wang blood line), can’t stay without aquarium he he.
I always try to learn and spread my knowledge, even if I’m no more very active online in forum or facebook groups (often I work behind the scenes) because I don’t have enough time but I’m always available to answer question and help newbie so don’t hesitate to contact me if you need advices.
Every aquarium have its own features, so I prefer to give answer related to his feature than give general answers, anyway if somebody want to start with shrimps I always suggest first to learn as much as they can about the shrimps they want to keep, start with the easiest shrimps like Neocaridina davidi before taking other steps and above all give the time the tank need to work properly.
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