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Blue Velvet Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)

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Blue Velvet Shrimp, a striking and vivid addition to your aquarium, available at Aquarium Roots. These freshwater shrimp, scientifically known as Neocaridina davidi, boast a rich blue coloration that adds a touch of elegance and beauty to your aquatic world.

Blue Velvet Shrimp are a delight to observe as they explore the substrate, showcasing their vibrant blue hues and charming behavior. Their small size and peaceful nature make them an excellent choice for aquarists of all levels. These shrimp are relatively low-maintenance and can thrive in a variety of tank conditions.

Explore our care chart below for more information on how to provide the best environment for your Blue Velvet Shrimp:

Care Chart:

  • Species: Blue Velvet Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)
  • Origin: Selectively bred, derived from Caridina cantonensis
  • Size: 1 - 1.5 inches
  • Lifespan: 1-2 years
  • Water Temperature: 65-78°F
  • pH: 6.5-8.0
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard
  • Tank Size: Minimum 5 gallons
  • Diet: Omnivorous - feed a variety of high-quality shrimp pellets, flakes, and vegetable matter
  • Compatibility: Peaceful, suitable for shrimp-only or community aquariums