Blue Velvet Shrimp are selectively bred from Red Cherry Shrimp, originated from Taiwan, these have light to dark blue color. Like all other Neocaridina shrimp, Blue Velvet Shrimp are easy to care for as they can adapt to a wide range of water parameters, they can be kept in either soft or hard water. We recommend keeping them in hard water with a gH of at least 8 for them to show their best color.
Aquarium should be fully cycled before introducing any shrimp. There should be no trace of Ammonia and Nitrite, Nitrate should be under 25ppm. Weekly water change of 10-20% is suggested to keep the nitrate low. Feed only 2-3 times a week as overfeeding will cause shrimp death.
Breeding Blue Velvet Shrimp is fairly easy. If there is a male and female in the aquarium, they will breed when the female molts. Female shrimp will carry the eggs for about 30 days until they are hatched to miniature size of their parents. It is important to have a well established aquarium in order for the shrimplets to survive as they can only consume biofilms until they grow older.
Common Name: Blue velvet shrimp
Scientific name: Neocaridina davidi
Maximum Size: 1.5
pH 6.5 - 7.5
gH 6 - 12
kH 0 - 10
TDS 250 - 350
Temperature 68 – 78F
Shipping Size: 1/3" - 1"
This company is great. I was worried about my little shrimp coming and they are wonderful. Swimming through the water, they are so happy. This company sent them perfectly. Thanks soshrimp! Amber Adams on 3rd Sep 2019
I ordered my shrimp late Tues evening, received confirmation of shipment the next morning, and received the shrimp by that Friday. I was impressed how quickly they shipped my order!
I received 11 shrimp and they were very active upon opening the package. I must add that they were packaged very well. The shrimp were placed inside of a baggie that was wrapped in USPS bubble packaging inside of well-fitted Styrofoam. Inside the baggie, there were a couple of strands of Java Moss for the shrimp to hang on to along with what looked like some food pellets.
I spent 2 hours getting the shrimp acclimated to the water. Once they were released into the tank, they went straight to work! It has been three days and I haven't seen any signs of illness or stress. They are still happily cleaning my tank. They are definitely my favorite beings in the tank! Shelby on 29th Jul 2019
The shrimp came in healthy and active. After acclimating them they immediately went to work 3 days later one died mysteriously but over all great quality and a far more reasonable price than anyone else. Unknown on 10th Jul 2019
The shrimp were carefully packed and arrived in good condition. They are thriving. Unknown on 29th May 2019
Waited a little longer for shipping because there was a bit of a snafu with the label. No star loss because of that. The shipment came quickly afterwards. Had three losses in the bag when it arrived. (A total of 9 arrived alive.). After looking around, I noticed one of the buggers had eggs and was rather spritley. So, that earned a star. Overall, i’d but again. Justin Herrick on 20th May 2019
I ordered ten blue velvet shrimp and they gave me two extra just Incase somthing happened while they were being shipped, they are all so bright and colorful and look exactly like the pictures in there profile. I’m extremely happy and definitely will be ordering from soshrimp again!! Sergio Zaffarese on 19th May 2019
Bought 10 of these guys and received 11. 1 was brownish so I guess it covers the extra. Came with instructions on how to acclimate. Would buy from again! Unknown on 3rd Apr 2019
Very impressed with the quality of this strain. Ordered 10, they shipped 1 extra for DOA, which I’m glad they did because one didn’t make the trip. The 10 that did are beautiful. email@example.com on 18th Mar 2019
Fast shipping, great shrimps, will order again Unknown on 16th Oct 2018
I've bought this twice - two batches of 10 shrimp, timed a couple months apart. They went into the same tank, same parameters, etc. The first batch was great! All eleven survived. The second batch, though, had four deaths in the first day and the rest were dead within a week... and then my old shrimp suffered a mass die out, too! The tank parameters are fine, so I can't help but wondering if the shrimp were somehow sick. Olga on 27th Sep 2018