Buy shrimps - The most beautiful Neocaridina for your aquarium
The world-famous Neocaridina shrimps are in high demand everywhere! Over 20 species let enthusiastic shrimp lovers live out their passion for shrimp. The popular genus of freshwater shrimp is suitable for all aquarists. As dwarf shrimps, Neocaridina are particularly easy to care for aquarium inhabitants. The shrimp are omnivores and therefore have modest feeding requirements. Thus, these low-maintenance invertebrates are especially suitable for new aquarists, as well as inexperienced shrimp keepers. There are also quick answers to water hardness questions: the Neocardina genus likes soft to hard water. Therefore, you can buy Neocaridina shrimp and keep them successfully with normal tap water.
These beautiful shrimps can be kept together with peaceful fish. With a size of two to three centimeters and an age of maximum two years, these shrimps are especially suitable for beginners. For new aquarists we recommend a tank volume of 20l. We also suggest using mosses and roots for hiding. After a short time Neocaridina shrimps reproduce very successfully. Every 4-6 weeks females carry about 30 eggs, from which young shrimp hatch after about 4 weeks.
The small Neos are known for their strong coloration: Neocaridina shrimp can be found in a wide variety of colors and shapes. The Blue Rilli shrimp or the fiery red Red Sakura dwarf shrimp are some of the most-known color varieties of the Neocaridina. The wild form of the dwarf shrimp, either dotted or striped, is particularly beautiful to look at. Also brownish to black colorations, as well as colorful variants, such as Yellow Fire Neon, Orange Fire or Green Jade are available from our store. The White Pearl is known as a pearl among the shrimps. Its sister, the Blue Pearl is also available in our store.
Neocaridina or Caridina shrimp in your shrimp aquarium:
If you want to distinguish between Caridina and Neocaridina, you should distinguish between the so-called shrimp families and genera. The concept of genus is subordinate to the concept of family. Thus, Caridina and Neocaridina can both be assigned to the family of freshwater shrimps, but they belong to different genera. Significant differences are mainly found in the anatomy of the sexual organs. If you want to get to know the small animals better, you can socialize them in a shrimp tank. However, a crossing of the two genera is impossible. If you want to keep several varieties of the Neocardinia, you should use several tanks. Among themselves Neocardinia species can crossbreed.
This means that when mating Yellow- and Red-Fire shrimp, the offspring isn’t orange, but has a rather weak brownish coloration. The coloration reappears from their wild form. The offspring of the two Neocardinia species would therefore not look as colorful as the parents. Thus, we recommend only choosing one color when selecting your shrimps. But you could keep other typed of shrimp together, for example Red Sakura and Red Rili shrimps, without having color loss in the offspring. For a better overview we provid our crossbreeding table, where you can find all important information.