Max Size: 3cm

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.


Green Jade shrimp
Green Jade shrimp
Green Jade shrimp
Green shrimp
Berried Green Jade Shrimp
Quick Facts
Scientific NameNeocaridina Davidi
Other NamesGreen Neocaridina
Classification Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Aquarium LevelAll Levels
DifficultyBeginner - Intermediate
Best kept asGroups 8+
Lifespan1.5 - 2 years
Water Parameters
Water TypeFreshwater
PH7.0 - 8.0
GH4 - 8
KH3 - 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.

Sexual Dimorphism

Differentiating male from female Green Jade Shrimp can be somewhat tricky until the shrimp begin to mature. Female Green Jade Shrimp have slightly larger tails and display a "saddle" structure on the upper body, behind their head, this is where the eggs are stored before fertilisation. When female shrimp are "berried", the saddle shape will appear more pronounced. Once the shrimp are fully-grown, the males will be smaller and slimmer than the females.

Other Neocaridina of interest

Black Rose Shrimp(Neocaridina Davidi)
Bloody Mary Shrimp(Neocaridina davidi)
Blue Diamond Rili Shrimp(Neocaridina Heteropoda Var)
Blue Dream Shrimp(Neocaridina davidi)
Blue Jelly Shrimp(Neocaridina davidi)
Chocolate Shrimp(Neocaridina Davidi)
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Date Added: 03/12/2020 - Updated: 02/02/2022 16:59:33