Yellow Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)
Yellow Shrimp is one of the most common Shrimp varieties in the aquarium hobby. These Shrimp are selectively bred for their super-bright, eye-catching yellow colouration. The Yellow Shrimp is very hardy and are unfussy about water conditions, and they produce readily, making these Shrimp an excellent choice for the beginner aquarist.
Yellow Shrimp are very social and peaceful, and you can keep them with different shrimp species in the same tank, as well as small non-aggressive fish and alongside aquarium snails.
Shrimp are prey to some animals, and they do not feel safe in open spaces, so make sure you provide your Shrimp with plenty of places to hide; the safer the Shrimp feel, the more time they spend out in the open.
|Scientific Name||Neocaridina davidi|
|Other Names||Yellow Sakura, Yellow Fire Neon, Neon Yellow Shrimp, Golden Back Yellow Shrimp|
|Aquarium Level||All Levels|
|Difficulty||Beginner - Intermediate|
|Best kept as||Groups 10+|
|Lifespan||1 - 2 years|
|PH||6.0 - 8.0|
|GH||4 - 8|
|KH||3 - 15|
|TDS||150 - 250|
|68 - 78℉|
20 - 25.6℃
Yellow Shrimp are omnivores that will thrive on a varied diet. They love grazing on aufwuchs and algae off any surface they can find. However, if your tank doesn't have enough algae, you will need to provide them with extra feedings. You should use high-quality dried food like Shrimp food, sinking pellets and algae wafers as a staple and supplement it with frozen foods such as bloodworm or mosquito larvae.
The Shrimp will also greatly appreciate fresh blanched veggies and almond leaves.
Remember to remove any uneaten food after a few hours as it can quickly start decaying, which will affect the water quality. Try using a feeding dish to prevent the food from spreading all over the aquarium.
Yellow Shrimp, like all Neocaridinas, are slightly more challenging to sex until they reach maturity. Once they have fully developed, the females will be larger and have brighter colouration than the male, as well as having a rounder underbelly. In contrast, males are smaller, have less bright colours and will have a straight underbelly.