Green Jade Shrimp (Neocaridina Davidi)
The Green Jade Shrimp is a more popular choice for shrimp hobbyists because they are relatively easy to care for and breed. They stand out superbly against a dark substrate. These shrimp also make a stunning and compelling addition to an aquarium. These shrimp are highly active as they scavenge around the tank, cleaning up leftover food and fish waste. They enjoy grazing on naturally occurring algae and biofilm, especially in a planted tank.
These shrimp are relatively low maintenance and can help keep your tank clean. Green Jade Shrimp can endure a pretty wide range of water parameters and are not aggressive and are also very versatile, making these shrimp an excellent option as tank companions.
Green Jade Shrimp is one of the latest colour variants of Neocaridinas. And are a result of selective breeding of the Red Cherry Shrimp and come in a variety of different greens. Some individuals have bright green striping and spotting over translucent yellow, while others may be bright green of varying shades or have a lighter green colouring. In contrast, other specimens are a deep emerald.
|Scientific Name||Neocaridina Davidi|
|Other Names||Green Neocaridina|
|Aquarium Level||All Levels|
|Difficulty||Beginner - Intermediate|
|Best kept as||Groups 8+|
|Lifespan||1.5 - 2 years|
|PH||7.0 - 8.0|
|GH||4 - 8|
|KH||3 - 15|
|65 - 84℉|
18.3 - 28.9℃
Green Jade Shrimp will readily accept a broad assortment of foods, and in planted tanks will mainly survive off of biofilm and algae that they have scavenged. However, if there are too many shrimp in your tank, the available algae and biofilm may be more scarce as the plants will not produce enough for them. You can supplement their diet with algae wafers, blanched vegetables and other speciality shrimp food.