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Neocaridina davidi

Started by SnappaGuy, December 26, 2018, 06:58:59 am

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TheProfessoR

December 26, 2018, 06:58:59 am Last Edit: December 26, 2018, 07:07:20 am by SnappaGuy
Neocaridina davidi is a freshwater dwarf shrimp originally from Taiwan and is very common in aquariums.

Its natural coloration is in fact a greenish-brown, however a wide variety of colors including black, blue, orange, violet, red, green and red but its the red morph that is most frequently bought and sold.

The density and intensity of coloration on adult shrimp depending on their breeding will ultimately determine their final sale price and quality or grading.

Fully grown shrimp can achieve about 4 centimetres (1.6 in) in length and they prefer clean, stable water with a pH between 6.5 and 8, with a temperature between 14 and 29 °C (57-84 °F) but are probable most comfortable at 22 °C (72 °F) and all things being equal they will live for between one and two years.

These little fellows have previously been classified as Neocaridina heteropoda and Neocaridina denticulata sinensis, however are now known as Neocaridina davidi based on the oldest known published description of this particular species.

tva351

I have Neo's in tanks at home in straight Adelaide tap water with a tds ranging between 400-700ppm and they thrive. Neo's are generally undemanding of the water parameters as long as they are kept fairly stable.

alfie42

Quote from: tva351 on December 29, 2018, 11:12:44 pmI have Neo's in tanks at home in straight Adelaide tap water with a tds ranging between 400-700ppm and they thrive. Neo's are generally undemanding of the water parameters as long as they are kept fairly stable.

They are very easy to look after, I will agree.