Orange Rili Shrimp (Neocaridina Heteropoda Va)
Orange rili shrimp are well known in the hobby for their algae control, waste management and their attractive colours. They won't eat your aquarium plants so they can be kept in any freshwater aquarium.
They are the same species as the red cherry shrimp and are selectively bred from pumpkin shrimp or orange sakura for their rili pattern.
Their requirements are virtually the same.
They feature bright orange and white colouration with the white colour often appearing translucent.
This species is very hardy, adaptable and active, and are prolific breeders when water conditions are just right.
Orange Rili Shrimp (Neocaridina Heteropoda Va) Video
|Scientific Name||Neocaridina Heteropoda Va|
|Aquarium Level||Bottom - Middle|
|Lifespan||1 - 2 years|
|PH||7.0 - 7.6|
|GH||7 - 15|
|KH||2 - 8|
|TDS||180 - 400|
|68 - 72℉|
20 - 22.2℃
Orange Rili shrimp mainly eat biofilm and algae.
They will eat any food that you would usually use for an aquarium, but some will prefer algae wafers and blanched vegetables.
The female Orange Rilis will be slightly more prominent and more intensely coloured than that of the males, and the males will be narrower and straight rather than curved.