Community - Does require Soft water to thrive.
The Blue Shrimps are colourful freshwater shrimps that can make a great addition to a community aquarium containing small placid fish. They require an established mature aquarium with good constant water quality. They like plenty of hiding places and love to eat algae of all types. It is important that their tank mates do not see them as food though so choose your fish wisely!
The Blue shrimps are easy to breed and that make them great fun to keep, although the youngsters are easily preyed upon.
These little shrimps are sensitive to water conditions. They need soft water and many keepers will use a percentage of RO water to maintain the tank conditions.
Species – Blue Shrimps - Neocaridina sp.
Current Size – 1cm - 2cm
Adult Length – 3.5cm
Temperature Range – 26 - 29°C
pH Range – 6.0 – 7.6
Special Requirements - They prefer a soft, slightly acidic water. The tank should be well planted for them to thrive.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – These little shrimps can make a meal for a lot of tropical fish so the main tank mates have to be small and placid.
Feeding – They are an omnivore, eating algae, detritus and left over food.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.