Aquarium Plants Factory

Blue Velvet Shrimp



Common Name: Blue Shrimp, Blue Sapphire, Blue Diamond, Dream Blue Velvet, Fantasy Blue Dream 

Scientific Name: Neocaridina Davidi
Color: Blue
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Water Conditions: 68-84°F, KH 0-5, pH 6.5-8.0, gH 8-12, TDS 250-300
Max. Size: 1.6 inches / 4 centimeters
Origin: Taiwan, Asia
Recommended Tank Size: 5 gallons or bigger

The Key Benefit of our Freshwater Shrimp

  • Ship in adult size, approximate 0.4 - 0.74 inch (1.0 - 1.9 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. 


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.


    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 contains copper of any form or they may cause harm or even death to your invertebrates.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 45 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.)