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Wild Form Neocaridina Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi), Tank-Bred!
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If you’re new to keeping freshwater dwarf shrimp, the Wild Form Neocaridina Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi) is the easiest to keep. This species has been naturally developed into multiple red (cherry), yellow, blue, orange, green, maroon, dark brown, black, and white forms with multiple variations and combinations of each. While all of those varieties have proven to be very resilient and sustainable, the wild form is certainly the most durable.
The Wild Form Neocaridina Shrimp is very attractive in its own right. Its base color is typically a semi-clear tan to brown with a marbling of various natural brown shades, often with a very defined light tan stripe down its back. This shrimp will reproduce easily and constantly, replenishing and drastically growing its population, especially in aquariums with no predators of the shrimp fry.
This shrimp is a scavenger and is very useful in planted and nano aquariums. The bulk of its diet is biofilm, algae, and decaying plant matter so it will work diligently to clean up the waste in any aquarium. It feeds constantly, so it displays constant activity. In a less mature aquarium, it should be fed high quality flake and mini pellet dry foods with high algae/spirulina/plant content.
BREEDER COMBO PACK:
We also offer a "Breeder Combo Pack" for Wild Form Neocaridina Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi). This is a combo pack designed for optimal breeding results to help you quickly start a breeding colony of Wild Form Neocaridina Shrimp. It includes 10 female shrimp and 5 male shrimp, which ship out as breeding age young adults that range from 1/2 to 1 inch in length. All shrimp are bagged together in one bag.To purchase this pack, select the "Breeder Combo Pack" option at the top of this page.
What We Like About This Shrimp:
Great shrimp for beginners
Completely peaceful with all non-aggressive tankmates
Safe with all plants
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Minimum tank size: 2 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 befed multiple times daily.