Description: The Blue Jelly Shrimp "Neocaridina Heteropoda var. Blue Jelly" Selectively bred from the Blue Rili. The colour in both males and females is translucent blue and varies slightly in intensity. They help to keep your tank clean of uneaten food and algae. They are adaptable to wide range of water parameters, look amazing and have interesting personality. These are known as Blue Velvet Shrimp in America and I think they are also referred to as Blue Fairy Shrimp (which I prefer).
Appearance: Light, ocean blue, dark blue appearance, depends on mood and food fed.
Feeding: Omnivore with majority of vegetable content. Overfeeding of protein can cause health issues. Shrimp will feed on tank algae, algae waffers and almost anything thrown to aquarium.
Breeding: If water conditions are good shrimp will breed readily when matured (3-4 months old). Shrimps will carry around 20-30 eggs for around 30 days of gestation period. After this period fully developed shrimplets are released.
Tanks mates: Very small fish or shrimp of similar size. Mixing with other neocaridina will deliver mixed offspring and is not recommended. Can be mixed with any Caridina sp. without producing mixed offsprings.
Size: Males 1.5-2cm Females 2-2.5cm
Aquarium size: 15L
Difficulty: Very Easy
Water parameters: 18-28C Degrees, PH Range 6.5-8, TDS 100-500