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Yellow Gold Back Shrimp

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Yellow Goldback Shrimp, a vibrant and eye-catching freshwater shrimp available at Aquarium Roots. Also known as Neocaridina davidi var. yellow, these shrimp are prized for their beautiful yellow coloration and peaceful nature, making them a fantastic addition to planted aquariums and shrimp tanks.

Yellow Goldback Shrimp are a variety of Neocaridina shrimp known for their striking yellow color, which adds a pop of brightness to any aquarium setup. They are relatively easy to care for and can thrive in a wide range of water parameters, making them suitable for beginner and experienced aquarists alike.

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

Care Chart:

  • Species: Yellow Goldback Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi var. yellow)
  • Origin: Selectively bred in captivity
  • Size: Up to 1 inch
  • Lifespan: 1-2 years
  • Water Temperature: 68-78°F
  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard
  • Tank Size: Minimum 5 gallons for a small group
  • Diet: Omnivorous - feed high-quality shrimp pellets, blanched vegetables, and occasional protein-rich foods
  • Compatibility: Peaceful, suitable for community aquariums with other non-aggressive species