Neocaridina Care

Ideal water parameters

pH: 6.4-7.6
Temp: 69-76°F
kh: 2-5
GH: 6-8
TDS: 80-200
Ammonia: 0
Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: <10 ppm
Generally tap water is sufficient

Tips to help your shrimp thrive

  • Start with an established, cycled aquarium
  • Use a 5-20 gallon tank to maintain proper parameters
  • Cover your tank to avoid escapes
  • Feed sparingly, shrimp eat bio-film and algae
  • Add Catappa/Indian Almond Leaves and Alder Cones
  • Have live plants, but avoid adding CO2
  • Avoid copper in foods, and high levels in fertilizers, etc.
  • Avoid most aquarium medications
  • Use a sponge filter, matten filter, or pre-filter to avoid shrimp deaths or injuries from filters
  • Start with 10 or more shrimp if you want to build a colony
  • Mixing colors will result in offspring of a brownish/clear color (“wild looking types”)
  • Keep only shrimp (species-only tank) or smaller fish less likely to eat the shrimp