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Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp

Neocaridina Davidi also classified as Neocaridina Denticulata Sinensis, and Neocaridina Heteropoda. This freshwater ornamental dwarf shrimp from Taiwan is a very popular choice for your aquarium. Their lifespan is around 1 to 2 years. Adult shrimp can reach about 1.6 inches / 4 centimeters long. They prefer clean water with a temperature of 68 to 84°F / 20 to 29°C and a PH of 6.5 to 8.0

Throughout the years, ornamental shrimp and fish breeders from all around the world, especially Taiwan have created several colorful strains including Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Brown, Blue, Black, White and Transparent. The quality, grade, rarity, patterns, and density of the shell color can determine their sales price.

  • Young Adult Size | approx. 1.0 - 1.5 cm
  • Easy to care, unique, hardy, and beautiful
  • Friendly shrimp, safe for plants, fish, snails, and other aquarium inhabitants
  • Control algae bloom. Balanced your aquarium water and create a great ecosystem environment
Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual animal you will receive, but a sample representation. Because of the natural variations in each species, it may be different in shape, size, color, and personality. Unless specific, we don't guarantee the gender of the animal.

Scientific Name: Neocaridina Davidi
Common Names: Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp
Other Trade Names: Blue Neocaridina Shrimp / Sapphire / Diamond / Fantasy Blue
Other Classifications: Neocaridina Denticulata Sinensis / Neocaridina Heteropoda
Origin: Taiwan
Diet: Omnivore
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Life Cycle: 1 - 2 years
Max. Size: 3.0 - 4.0 cm
Recommended Tank Size: 5 gallons or bigger
Water Conditions: 65-75°F, KH 1-6, pH 6.5-8.0, TDS 130-400

Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc. Many commercial fish foods, medications, and plant fertilizers contain copper sulfate. Please avoid any aquarium product containing copper of any form or they may cause harm or even death to your invertebrates.

Customer Reviews

Based on 44 reviews
Ashley Wells
Love my shrimp!

Love these lil blue dudes so much! They were the perfect addition to my newly aquascaped tank!

Brittney Messin
Good quality shrimp

We ordered 10 shrip but only received 9. One died in transit. Another shrimp died right after we acclimated them. Other than that they are beautiful. Some are bright blue some are darker as expected. And after only 2 days we had a bunch of baby shrimp swimming around in the tank. Overall very happy with these guys just wish we would have recieved all 10.

Eva Ann
I'm thinking about getting more.

Beautiful, healthy, and growing fast. They've been wonderful. (^-^)!

Beautiful Deep Blue Shrimp

I ordered five and received six (!), they shipped midweek and arrived next day, put them in the tank after a few hours of drip acclimation. They're doing great after about a week, they've taken to their new tank and got to work on some algae. All six are a beautiful deep blue color, really stand out against the plants. One of them is more adventurous than the others and likes to swim up to the top of the tank. Very happy with these shrimp, would definitely recommend Aquarium Plants Factory.

Lacie Austin
Beautiful Shrimp!

I ordered 5 Blue Shrimp and 6 were shipped. I did lose 1 unfortunately. The tracking did not track properly, so I didn't know when to expect them and didn't get the notifications that I usually do. I had no idea they had arrived and my mail carrier did not know these were live fish, so she left it outside when she would normally bring them to my door. Luckily I was watching for them so I got to them pretty quickly but it was HOT outside. Anyways... the rest of the little guys are beautiful, healthy and doing great! Very happy with them and I will be back for sure.

Gorgeous shrimp

I had a slight issue with shipping which APF resolved immediately. They're extremely helpful, and I'm so glad I reached out.

I ordered 10 blue shrimp and received 11 adults and about 20 tiny shrimplets. One adult was dead on arrival, but other than losing 2 more adults a couple days after arrival (likely just stress due to the journey and a new home) everyone has settled in. As of this morning, I've seen 4 babies alive and well, and noticeably bigger already!

The shrimp are all gorgeous dark sapphire blue and appear healthy and happy. I would order from APF again! Pic attached. (Don't mind the brown algae, the tank is newly cycled and needs a quick scrub.)