Yellow Shrimp

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Our Yellow Shrimp are very consistent, with the rare culls being only slightly less yellow than we’d like. They often have the racing stripes, which therefore gives them other nicknames such as “24k” and/or “Golden backs”. There are mixed reviews on Yellow Shrimp being harder to breed or not as hardy compared to other Neocaridinas, but we have not observed this from our particular stock. Within the 1-2 years we’ve had them, they have caught up to the rest of our tanks and are hardy and prolific. They do seem somewhat skittish, being sensitive to sudden movements. The bright yellow will add a great splash of color to a planted tank with dark/black substrate.

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General Details
  • Scientific Name: Neocaridina davidi var. Yellow
  • 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: 10 Gallon, 72-74 F, 7.4 pH, ~10 gH, ~4 kH, 225-300 TDS
  • Colony Origins: Obtained from USA Breeder
  • Colony History: Homebred since 2020
  • Colony Notes: These oranges are very consistent, with a minority being culls. Note that the females will often have the '24k goldenback racing stripe.