Blue Velvet Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)

Blue Velvet Shrimp The striking sky blue coloration of these Blue Velvet Shrimp adds elegance and a soothing ambiance to any aquarium set-up! These shrimp look stunning, clean your tank, and are a blast to watch! They are very active and breed quickly. These are the same species as Red Cherry Shrimp and Neon Yellow Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi, formerly Neocaridina heteropoda). Care requirements for Blue Velvet Shrimp are essentially the same as Red Cherry Shrimp, and they are just as prolific. We generally ship young adult shrimp that are already of breeding age (so around 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch in length). They will grow up to 1 inch as fully grown adults. These are freshwater shrimp and can live in almost any freshwater aquarium. They are very popular for planted tanks and community tanks, and many people use them in large aquariums for waste management and algae control. Blue Velvet Shrimp are fairly adaptable creatures that can live in almost any freshwater aquarium. Some of the younger shrimp have not reached their full potential yet and will grow into a bright blue color as long as they are comfortable in the tank. Lower intensity lighting and dark substrate also helps them achieve the brightest blues. Tank Parameters
  • Ph: 7.0 to 7.6
  • Gh: 7 to 15
  • Kh: 2 to 8
  • TDS: 180 to 400
  • Temp: 68 to 72