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After contest, proposal and reflections part 2 (updated 19.10.2016)

!Updated parts are written in italic!

During each contest I noticed things that didn’t work properly with criteria so I tried to make them more effective and simple without loosing the objectivity of the judgment.

During the Paris International Shrimp Contest there were some modifications made by Yoann Petitjean and myself, some of them worked nicely other need to be adjusted, therefore I will take the old criteria used in European Shrimps Contest and improve them again.

Many asked about the criteria and how they work, well let’s have a closer look starting with the first two categories Red bee and black bee (old category 1-2-3-4).


After contest, proposal and reflections part I

After the contest I thought about categories, what worked and what didn’t worked so I would like to propose new categories and hear your opinions:
New categories proposal:

  • Red bee (A-SSS)
  • Black bee (A-SSS)
  • Striped tiger (red/red oe/blue)
  • Solid tiger (prussian/royal/black)
  • Banded Taiwan bee(panda/ wine/kink kong/ruby/ hulk/ mosura/hinomaru)
  • Solid Bee and Taiwan bee (black diamond/red diamond/blue bolt/red bolt/snow white)
  • Other stable bee (crystal super red/crystal super red/ white bee)
  • Mixed stable crossbreed (taitibee spotted/ taitibee zebra/taitibee skunk/taitibee backline/ taitibee fishbone)
  • Solid stable crossbreed (yellow kk, steel blue, steel red, vesty)
  • Unstable crossbreed (tibee, tangtai, etc)
  • Warm solid color Neocaridina (red, yellow, orange)
  • Cold/dark solid color Neocaridina (green, blue, black, chocolate)
  • Rili type Neocaridina


vesty shrimp

Paris International Contest 2016 reportage

Well, time has come, the first edition of Paris International Shrimp contest will start tomorrow. It’s Friday morning, I’m a bit sick but this won’t stop me so I take two train to get in Zürich, from there I’ll take the TGV that go directly in Paris Gare de Lyon.

The journey is quite fast and in a bit more than 4 hours I’m in the middle of the station hall trying to find out the quickest way to reach the fair, ok let’s go with metro n1.

After few minutes I’m in front of the Château de Vincennes the French most important fortified castle, just on the opposite side is located Le Parc Floral de Paris, where Animal Expo-Animalis Show, the French biggest pet fair will be held.

The Paris International Shrimp contest it’s hosted by the expo and is situated in a pavilion on the right just after the main entrance. It’s around 16.00 and everybody ( Yoann, Karine, Agnieszka, Miranda, Steve,  Manu, Chiv, Nicolas, Florian, Maxime, Yannick, etc)  are working hard to set up the whole contest structure so I help them as well. Yes, I know it’s late, but a part of the stuff needed for the contest arrived late do to shipping delay and part didn’t arrived at all because was blocked from French customs, so with a bit of improvisation we made it.

We had a Lebanese dinner at 21.00 right? we are already more than half an hours late and still in expo… how about the others? Don’t worry we have posticipated to ten.

So after setting up most of the things, we are ready to go in good Lebanese restaurant, where we will be joined by other breeders.READ MORE

brilliant bee black

Paris International Shrimps Contest

The 8-9  October 2016 during the Animal Expo fair will be held the Paris International Shrimps Contest, organized by my friend Yoann Petitjean (aka opty) owner of Paris Aqua, a company which supplies professional and amateur with high quality products for ornamental freshwater shrimps.

This is the first event organised by Paris Aqua but i’ve to say that seem to be really interesting, there are different well known breeder and  international judges (me too) coming from all over Europe and Japan.

We have to support this initiative, there was a lot of effort to organise it so I’ll be really glad to see you all there 🙂

paris international shrimps contest

For more informations:

paris international shrimp contest website

[email protected]

paris international shrimp contest facebook page

For every additional information don’t hesitate to contact me.