Blue Jelly Shrimp - Neocaridina davidi

Blue Jelly Shrimp - Neocaridina davidi

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Blue Jelly Shrimp - Neocaridina davidi

Product Description:

The Blue Jelly Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi) is a captivating freshwater shrimp species prized for its beautiful blue coloration and peaceful nature. With its vibrant hue and charming appearance, this shrimp adds a touch of tranquility and elegance to any aquarium environment.

Key Features:

1. Striking Blue Coloration: The Blue Jelly Shrimp displays a stunning blue coloration that ranges from light sky blue to deep azure, creating a visually pleasing focal point in your tank. Its translucent body allows the blue color to shine through, enhancing its beauty.

2. Peaceful and Sociable: These shrimp are known for their gentle disposition and sociable behavior. They coexist peacefully with a variety of tank mates and are ideal for community aquariums. Their active foraging and grazing habits add movement and vitality to the tank.

3. Natural Algae Control: Blue Jelly Shrimp are efficient algae eaters, contributing to the maintenance of a clean and healthy aquarium ecosystem. They consume various types of algae, including green algae and biofilm, helping to keep the tank environment balanced.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Provide a minimum tank size of 5 gallons for a small group of Blue Jelly Shrimp. Ensure adequate hiding places and plant cover to create a secure environment.

  • Aquarium Setup: Decorate the tank with live plants, driftwood, and smooth rocks to mimic the shrimp's natural habitat. A sponge filter or gentle filtration system is recommended to prevent accidental shrimp injury.

  • Feeding: Supplement their diet with specialized shrimp pellets, blanched vegetables (such as spinach or zucchini), and occasional treats like algae wafers or small amounts of protein-rich foods. Ensure a balanced diet to support their health and coloration.

  • Water Parameters: Maintain stable water conditions with a temperature range of 68-78°F (20-26°C), pH between 6.5-7.5, and hardness between 6-10 dGH. Perform regular water changes to maintain water quality and stability.

  • Tank Mates: Blue Jelly Shrimp are compatible with small, non-aggressive fish and other peaceful shrimp species. Avoid housing them with large or aggressive tank mates that may pose a threat.

Difficulty: Easy, suitable for beginners and experienced aquarists alike.

Maximum Size: The Blue Jelly Shrimp typically grows up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in length.

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