Blue Velvet Shrimp
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Scientific Name: Neocaridina davidi
How easy are they to care for?
We would class these shrimp as easy to care for.
How large can they grow?
Blue Velvet shrimp can grow to be around 4 cm.
Where in the world are they from?
This species is native to Taiwan.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
It is recommended to keep in groups of 5 or more.
What water conditions do they require?
A pH range of 6.4 - 8.0 and a temperature of 22- 27¬∞C.
What should you feed them?
This species of shrimp will eat small amounts flake and pellet food.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Be cautious when selecting tank mates for Blue Velvet shrimp. Keep with small peaceful community fish species and other invertebrates.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Yes; this species is very easy to breed in captivity. No extra precautions or preparations will need to be made, just provide shrimp with good water conditions, cover your filter intake with a pre-filter (such as a sponge) and make sure they are kept in a tank without any fish.