Dream Blue Shrimp is a color variation of the Neocaridina davidi (previously Neocaridina heteropoda) species that was bred from the same wild type as the Sakura Red Cherry Shrimp.
Although little is known about the breeding process for this variant, it is becoming increasingly popular in the dwarf shrimp hobby due to its stunning color and ease of care.
They are just as hardy and simple to breed as Red Cherry Shrimp, the most popular type of dwarf shrimp in the aquarium hobby. Their care requirements are very similar to those of Red Cherry Shrimp. Because of this, novice dwarf shrimp keepers will find these shrimp to be an excellent choice.
Due to their extreme adaptability, these freshwater shrimp can thrive in virtually any freshwater aquarium. They are widely used for algae control and waste management in large aquariums as well as in planted and community tanks. They reproduce rapidly, establishing a colony that serves as an excellent cleaning crew and adds beauty to any aquarium.
- Average Adult Size: 1 (2.5 cm)
- Maximum Adult Size:1.5 inches (3.8 cm)
- Swimming Level: Bottom
II. You would love the fish because…..
The Red Cherry Shrimp were selectively bred for a variety of colors to produce the Blue Dream Shrimp. Blue Dream Shrimp were created by breeding Blue Velvet Shrimp with Blue Dream Shrimp to produce the deepest, brightest blue possible. Male shrimp will be smaller than female shrimp when fully grown.
Blue Dream Shrimp are excellent for pairing with other species because they are tolerant of a fairly broad range of water parameters. Shrimp are adaptable and resilient as long as they are properly adapted to your chosen parameters and not subjected to extreme temperature or acidity changes. They can handle both soft and hard water. The ideal water temperatures are 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit and a pH of 7-7.5, but you can keep them anywhere as long as the shrimp are protected from extreme or frequent fluctuations.
III. Is this fish species peaceful or hostile?
- Recommended: 4
- Recommended Male/Female – 1:1
- Overall hostility: Peaceful
- Hostility towards own species: Peaceful
- Hostility towards other Species: Peaceful
IV. Species compatibility
- Cory Catfish.
- Small Tetras.
- Ram Cichlids.
- Hillstream Loaches.
- Caridina cf. Babaulti shrimp.
- Amano shrimp.
V. How to feed this species?
Shrimp will consume blanched vegetables (such as zucchini, carrots, and spinach) as well as algae wafers or pellets in addition to fish or shrimp flake meals and pellets. Warning! Any food item, prescription, or plant fertilizer containing copper should be avoided. Invertebrates are poisonous to copper.
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