Cobalt Blue Shrimp

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These are among our most prized colonies, both for their exceptionally vibrant translucent blue and because they are the legacy of the late Chris Li, a respected hobbyist. As Chris Li has selectively bred them for at least 7+ years, we don’t know their origins. Note that these are not the same as Blue Dreams, Blue Diamonds, Blue Jelly, etc and thus should not be mixed if you wish to maintain their line. These are far more consistent than other selectively bred Blue shrimp, with a minority being culls. The deep blue coloration works well for light to tan/brown substrates with the green background for planted tanks.

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General Details
  • Scientific Name: Neocaridina davidi var. Cobalt Blue
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Tank Mate Compatibility: Low
  • Expected Life Span: 2 years
  • Max Size: 1.5 inches
  • Optimal Tank Size: 10 Gallon+
  • Optimal Temperature: 70-74 F
  • Optimal Water Parameters: 7.0-7.6 pH, 7-15 gH, 2-8 kH, 150-400 TDS
Purchase Details
  • Purchase Age: Juveniles to Young Adults
  • Purchase Size: 0.5 - 1 inches
  • Colony Parameters: 20 Gallon Long, 72-74 F, 7.4 pH, ~10 gH, ~4 kH, 225-300 TDS
  • Colony Origins: Obtained from USA Breeder who had the colony for 5+ years
  • Colony History: Homebred since 2018
  • Colony Notes: These shrimp grow slightly larger than other neocaridinas, and are very consistent with minimal culling compared to Blue Dreams or Diamonds