Yellow Cherry Shrimp - Neocaridina davidi var. "Yellow"

Yellow Cherry Shrimp - Neocaridina davidi var. "Yellow"

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Description: The Yellow Cherry shrimp is exactly that - a cherry shrimp with vibrant yellow colouration. This colour line is a result of selective breeding over many years from what was originally a brown, 'wild' colour. Our Yellow Cherry shrimp are considered medium-grade shrimp with breeders constantly aiming to achieve more intense and consistent colouration. They are very peaceful, great algae cleaners and can be kept alongside other small fish. They are not shy and will happily roam your tank looking for leftover pieces of food and algae to scavenge on. They are an excellent addition for a beginner hobbyist as they will live happily in most tap water conditions.

Feeding: Their scavenger lifestyle means that feeding requirements are minimal. However, if you want to bring out their best colouration, prolong their lifespan and improve breeding rates, a varied diet is recommended. From our experience, we recommend an assortment of natural and 'complete' foods.

Improving Colour: A dark substrate along with plenty of green plants such as Java ferns, Anubias and Moss is ideal for these shrimp as it helps to bring their colour out. 

Breeding: After a female sheds her exoskeleton, a hormone is released into the water column that indicates to the male that she is ready for breeding. The males will race around the tank in search of the female and 'cling' on to her for a split second when they find her. Eggs will soon become visible underneath the females tail where she will fan them to keep them oxygenated and healthy. These eggs will typically hatch after about 30 days.

If you want to take your breeding game to the next level, we would recommend setting up a Reverse Osmosis water unit for ultimate stability and control. We are happy to talk customers through this process if they are interested in learning more

  • All photos are our own
  • Please refer to the video as best reference of the quality of the shrimp you will receive
  • We encourage customers to drip acclimate all shrimp purchases to ensure they thrive in their new home. Please message us if you are unsure of how to do this.
  • Shrimp received will generally be juvenile shrimp (approximately 1cm)
  • Juvenile shrimp are less colourful than adults. Shrimp develop more appealing colouration as they get older.
  • The stress of shipment can also hinder your shrimps colour upon arrival. Please allow 1 week for them to adjust to their new home.

Quick Guide:

Common Name: Yellow Cherry Shrimp

Scientific Name: Neocaridina davidi var. "Yellow"

Care: Easy

Temperature: 14-30°C

pH: 6.8 - 7.8

TDS: 150-300 ppm

GH: 4-8 dGH

KH: 3-15 dKH

Life Span: 1.5 -2.5 years

Size: 2 - 2.5cm when fully grown

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Easy