Blue Diamond Rili Shrimp (Neocaridina Heteropoda Var)
Blue Rili Shrimp make an appealing and functional addition to any freshwater aquarium as they are scavengers and graze on naturally occurring algae as well as debris. They are peaceful and highly adaptable to different aquariums as long as there is proper filtration, and the water quality is right.
It is not advisable to house them with larger fish as they may get eaten.
Blue Rili Shrimp will thrive in planted aquariums where food and shelter are abundant.
Its unique colouring adds a lovely ornamental quality with its dark shades of blue on the shrimps head and tail, while the abdomen and legs boast brilliant lighter blue colouring.
Blue Diamond Rili Shrimp (Neocaridina Heteropoda Var) Video
|Scientific Name||Neocaridina Heteropoda Var|
|Other Names||Blue Rili|
|Aquarium Level||Bottom - Middle|
|Best kept as||Groups 5+|
|Lifespan||1 - 2 years|
|PH||6.4 - 7.5|
|GH||5 - 12|
|KH||1 - 5|
|TDS||100 - 300|
|64 - 80℉|
17.8 - 26.7℃
Rili shrimp are mainly algae and biofilm eaters. They will happily eat any food intended for aquarium use, but some will prefer algae wafers, frozen food and blanched vegetables.
The male is smaller than the female. The male's tail, not being needed to carry eggs, is narrower, and the female is larger and displays a more vibrant colouration.