Max Size: 2.5cm

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

Orange Rili Shrimp - Neocaridina Shrimp


Orange Rili Shrimp
Buried Orange Rili Shrimp
Quick Facts
Scientific NameNeocaridina Heteropoda Va
Classification Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Aquarium LevelBottom - Middle
Lifespan1 - 2 years
Water Parameters
Water TypeFreshwater
PH7.0 - 7.6
GH7 - 15
KH2 - 8
TDS180 - 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.

Sexual Dimorphism

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.

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)
View all Neocaridina
Date Added: 28/07/2020 - Updated: 02/02/2022 17:00:10