Blue Green Emerald Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Blue Green Emerald Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Blue Green Emerald Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Blue Green Emerald Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Blue Green Emerald Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts
Blue Green Emerald Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts

Blue Green Emerald Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi), BREDBY: Aquatic Arts

Regular price$ 10.99
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way

We are extremely proud to offer our very own Aquatic Arts Bred line of the Blue Green Emerald Shrimp! 

 USA bred shrimp right in our facility means healthier shrimp that have never been shipped before and have grown up in our care from hatching. These shrimp will be hardier, will acclimate better to your tank, and you will be more successful with them because they will only go through the stress of shipping one time from their grow out tank to yours! These will be young shrimp, as young shrimp not only ship better, but they will adjust to new water parameters better than adults.

  ***Average purchase size: 1/6 - 3/4 inch (0.4 - 1.9 cm)***

 Breeding shrimp is also a great way to help support your hobby! Neocaridina shrimp reproduce pretty quickly and the fry grow quickly when the conditions are just right for them. Help support your hobby by breeding shrimp and selling them!

Beyond just ordering the packs of shrimp, we also offer them in our combo boxes! 
This combo box is designed for optimal health, tank, and breeding conditions for your new Blue Green Emerald Shrimp.


Combo Box will include the following: 

 Planted Tank Combo Box will include the following: 

 Start your shrimp tank the right way with this great deal! 

 Add some color and excitement to your aquarium with Blue Green Emerald Shrimp!  These shrimp look great, clean your tank, and are a blast to watch!  Boasting a beautiful deep Blue greenish coloration (especially with dark substrate), this variety is sure to quickly rise in popularity.  Some specimens have a green-blue, or blue-green, or dark as well. (Their coloration does vary greatly). 

 This strain of Blue Green Emerald Shrimp has been developed from the chocolate line of shrimp. It is normal upon receiving these shrimp for them to appear more blue, please give them a few days to color back up and they should be more green in color once they settle in. 

 These shrimp are young (around 1/6 inch to 3/4 inch in length), but will grow up to be 1 inch on average as fully grown adults. Young shrimp will ship and acclimate better to your aquarium. Just be weary when adding them to a tank with fish as some fish may find these young shrimp as food. 

Some of the younger shrimp have not reached their full potential yet and will become brighter in color as long as they are comfortable in the tank.  Lower intensity lighting and dark substrate also helps them achieve the brightest coloration.

What We Like About This Shrimp:

  • Healthier, hardier, and will adjust to your tank better than other shrimp
  • Striking deep green coloration with blue highlights
  • Completely peaceful with all non-aggressive tankmates
  • Safe with all plants
  • Excellent scavenger
 ***All of the shrimp sold from this listing are born and raised at our facility***

  • Minimum tank size2 gallons, recommended 10 gallon minimum for a colony
  • Temperature: 64° - 78° F (17.8° - 25.5° C)
  • pH: 6.8 - 7.5
  • dGH: 6 - 15
  • dKH: 0 - 10 
  • TDS: 180 - 400

  • Diet: Scavenger that feeds continually.  Requires very little feeding in a well-established aquarium containing algae, biofilm, or decaying plant matter. In less mature aquariums, high quality dry foods with high plant content can be fed multiple times daily. 
  • Aquatic Arts Snowflake Premium Shrimp Food Aquatic Arts Pollen Granules Premium Shrimp Food are excellent supplements to the diet of any shrimp. Give them a try and your shrimp will thank you for the tasty treat! 
  • Natural Botanicals are a great way to boost the immune system of your shrimp and they will also provide lots of essential biofilm for the shrimp to graze on.
  • Social behavior: Peaceful.  A small group can continually replenish and grow its population
  • Origin: Tank-bred in our facility, but wild populations indigenous to Taiwan
  • Average adult size: 1 - 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm)
  • Average purchase size: 1/6 - 3/4 inch (.4 - 1.9 cm)


                  All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

                  This colorful tetra is a true aquarium hobby classic!

                  These little tetras are one of the more beautifully colored fish available in the freshwater aquarium hobby!  They have a silver body and feature a shimmering red/pink stripe throughout the middle of their body.  Their eye-catching coloration has made them one of the most popular fish for freshwater aquariums today.  They are great for beginners and experts alike, and they thrive in any well-established aquarium that meets their recommended water parameters.  These fish stay small, growing no larger than one to two inches, which makes them an excellent choice for small-sized tanks!

                  Glowlight Tetras are very peaceful and make great additions to community aquariums.  However, they should only be kept in tanks with other non-aggressive fish that are similar in size.  They are a schooling fish, and their schools create a magnificent display of colors in motion that has to be seen to be believed!  These fish do best in densely planted aquariums with plenty of hiding places.  This can be achieved with rocks and caves, driftwood, and live plants (good ones include mosses or tall plants that will reach the middle level of the aquarium, such as green cabomba, moneywort, java ferns, etc.).  Since they are a schooling fish, they can really only thrive in groups, which is why we sell them in groups of 6 and 12.

                  Glowlight Tetras spend most of their time within the middle and top levels of the aquarium.  These fish are not recommended for new tanks, as they may have problems in tanks that are not well-cycled.  It is important to acclimate Glowlight Tetras to a new tank slowly, because they can be sensitive to changes in water parameters.  They are known to be difficult to breed in captivity; the water conditions must be perfect for them to spawn.  Interestingly, the bright colors on these fish tend to become dimmer at night.  This is normal and does not indicate sickness or weakness in the tetras.

                  What We Like About This Fish:

                  Iridescent red stripe that add bright bursts of color to any aquarium set-up

                  Its small size makes it an ideal candidate for the nano aquarium

                  Safe with plants

                  Completely peaceful

                  Very hardy and adaptable

                  All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

                  Temperature: 75° - 82° F (24° - 28° C)
                  pH: 5.5 - 7.5, but highly adaptable to many conditions
                  KH: 4 - 10 dKH
                  Minimum tank size: 10 gallons

                  CARE GUIDELINES:
                  Diet: Omnivorous. Will readily accept most fish flakes and pellets, as well as most small foods, including brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex.
                  Social behavior: Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.
                  Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Rio Essequibo, Guyana
                  Average adult size: 1.5 - 2 inches (3.8 - 5 cm)
                  Average purchase size: 1/4 - 1 inch (0.6 - 2.5 cm)

                  For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

                  UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

                  Shipping Schedule for this service

                  UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday

                  Current Handling Time:

                  1-9 business days

                  Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

                  Shipping Rate

                  Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.



                  Q: What are the ideal tank mates for Glowlight Tetras?
                  A: Glowlight Tetras do best with other small, peaceful fish. Ideal tank mates include Neon Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Corydoras Catfish, and small livebearers like Guppies or Mollies.

                  Q: How often should I feed Glowlight Tetras?
                  A: Glowlight Tetras should be fed 1-2 times a day. Provide only as much food as they can consume in 2-3 minutes to avoid overfeeding and water quality issues.

                  Q: What should I do if my Glowlight Tetras are not schooling?
                  A: Ensure you have at least 6-12 Glowlight Tetras, as they are schooling fish and feel more secure in larger groups. Also, check if there are any stressors in the tank such as aggressive tank mates or poor water quality.

                  Q: Can Glowlight Tetras live with shrimps and snails?
                  A: Yes, Glowlight Tetras are generally safe with non-aggressive invertebrates like shrimps and snails. They add a nice dynamic to the aquarium and help with cleaning.

                  Q: How can I tell the difference between male and female Glowlight Tetras?
                  A: Males are usually slimmer and may have more intense coloring, especially during breeding times. Females tend to be rounder and slightly larger, particularly when carrying eggs.

                  Q: What signs of illness should I watch for in Glowlight Tetras?
                  A: Watch for changes in color, fin rot, spots, or unusual swimming behavior. Common illnesses include ich, fin rot, and swim bladder issues. Quarantine affected fish and treat the tank if necessary.

                  Q: What lighting conditions do Glowlight Tetras prefer?
                  A: Glowlight Tetras thrive in subdued lighting conditions, which mimic their natural habitat. Moderate lighting with plenty of plants for shade creates an ideal environment for them.

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