Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp are also called Fantasy Blue Velvet or Blue Dreams. They are the highest grade of Blue Velvet Shrimp with deep sapphire blue color. The ease of care and their stunning color make them one of the most sought after shrimps in the hobby.
CARING - Dream 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 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 - Breeding Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp is fairly easy, if there is a male and female in the aquarium, they will breed. 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. We recommend to only keep one strain of Neocaridina shrimp per tank because of crossbreeding, which will revert the offsprings back to wild color.
Common Name: Dream Blue velvet, fantasy blue velvet, blue dreams
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"
First, the color on these shrimp is amazing. The pictures on the site do not do justice to how deep, sapphire blue these shrimp are. My order arrived incredibly well packaged, no DOAs,
a week before the time I was quoted when I ordered, and came with one extra shrimp! The are currently drip acclimating and I can't wait to get them into my tank. This is the first time I have ordered live fauna from an online source and I could not be happier. If I was to offer any suggestions, it would be with the notification system. When SOShrimp created the shipping label (several days before the package was actually shipped) I received several email from SoS directly stating that the package itself had shipped. This cause a bit of confusion as I work days and was running home every lunch break for a few days to make sure they weren't baking in my mailbox. But as far as quality of product, easy of ordering, and speed of arrival, I will be recommending SOShrimp to anyone who asks, and I'm going right now to order some of their moss mats (which I haven't seen anywhere else. Most places sell moss in a giant unwieldy ball!). Thanks SoShrimp and I'll be ordering again when I move and set up my next tank! Patrick on 17th Jun 2020
All of my shrimp arrived alive and in great health, even after UPS lost the package for two days. I could not be happier with my order, and especially the superior level of customer service I received through the process - from before I even ordered until after they were enjoying a meal in my tank, I felt like SoShrimp was there for me to make sure I had an excellent experience. Tom on 1st Jun 2020
All of the shrimp arrived healthy, and continue to thrive. Not one death. Gorgeous color, and active, healthy little shrimp. The two extras are greatly appreciated! Allison Lindquist on 1st Jun 2020
Great communication from seller, had 10+1 shipped w/ just the one DOA so it was perfect. Shrimp are very active and appear healthy. jay on 20th May 2020
Cool shrimp! Cool moss with shrimp! Great price! Fast shipping and no DOA!
The BEST! Unknown on 12th May 2020
I received my order of 5 and got a +1, the shipping was fantastic, you can tell they take great care of their shrimp and do the best they can so they arrive well and healthy.
Sadly, many of mine died a few days after, but it seems it was due to a difference in the water conditions with my current tank vs where they are held.
I reached out and SoShrimp was very kind and provided lots of good knowledge so more survive the next time I purchase, which I certainly will.
Totally recommended Alejandro S on 20th Apr 2020
Took a few days to arrive (maybe slow at the post office because of covid) and were cold when they came in; one of the females dropped a bunch of eggs. But they all recovered and are zipping around happily in their new tank. Ordered 4 blue velvet and 3 dream blue velvet, and we got an extra dream blue. Lovely shrimp. Unknown on 13th Apr 2020
JUST GREAT!!! Healthy active shrimp with GREAT COLOR!!! FAST SHIPPING WITH GREAT PACKAGING AND No DOA’s. DRIP ACCLIMATED FOR 2 hours and all survived moving into their new 29 gallon planted tank. After 1 week, 1 shrimp has died but that’s it. And hey, it happens. So, I ordered and paid for 20 but have 21 after 1 died because SoShrimp sent 2 extra. JUST GREAT!!! TERRY on 21st Jan 2020
Ordered 10, received 11. All arrived alive, however as the juvies matured they looked more like carbon rili's than dream blue velvets. Healthy shrimp but less than satisfied with the colors. Unknown on 17th Jan 2020
I ordered 5 Dream Blue Velvet shrimp. They were shipped well packaged and quickly. All arrived quite active and healthy, plus their deep blue color is beautiful. I will certainly order from soshrimp.com again. Karyl on 12th Jan 2020