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.
Like all other Neocaridina shrimp, 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 Dream 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: 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"
I ordered 10 blue velvet dream shrimp and received 11. Super fast shipping and very well packaged. All arrived in good health and very true to the dark blue velvet color. Then about 5 of them died over the next 3 weeks. I waited to write this review for 3 months to see how things turned out. I now have a thriving colony of blue velvet shrimp over 30 now and new babies just born. I am not sure why the 5 died, probably due to stress, however not due to the quality of shrimp I purchased. The blue color is amazing and some are so dark blue almost the blue diamond color. Very happy with this purchase and merchant and will purchase again from SoShrimp. Janet on 17th Nov 2019
All arrived healthy and good for this second order. Good merchant. Will order again. Unknown on 4th Sep 2019
Ordered 20 Blue Dreams. All arrived alive and quckly with 2 extra and atleast 1 berried. A month later: some deaths but I chalk that up to acclimation and this being my first experience as a shrimp keeper. There are babies in the tank and 2 more berried shrimp. From the babies it appears as if this line breeds true. Great color, all midnight-royal blue. Will definitely be back to order more shrimp in the future!! Jake on 13th May 2019
Ordered 10 dream blue velvets. 11 were sent, all arrived quickly & alive. The color is awesome, very blue! Shawn on 8th Apr 2019
Everything shipped quickly. The shrimp look great and seem fine. I even had an extra shrimp included with my order. I'll definitely order more in the future. Unknown on 1st Mar 2019
I ordered 5 Dream Blue velvets and got 6, however one was DOA. The mail was delayed due to holidays. They were in a small box for 4 days at freezing temps. The bags were surrounded with styrofoam squares so was somewhat insulated. Of the 20 total shrimp I ordered only 1 was DOA but the Dream Blue velvet bag had an extra shrimp, so all was good. The shrimp acclimated fast and were already eating the algae off one of my rocks within an hour! I was a bit skeptical about the pictures above but the colors are deep blue and throughout, exactly as pictured.
The only reason for 4 stars was the delay in shipping compared to when I placed the order and no notification. Perhaps they only ship on certain days? I will order from Soshrimp again though! Max C on 14th Nov 2018
All alive and well, colored right up in my tank. They responded quickly to change my order from blue velvet to blue dream. If you want adult shrimp and to impatient to wait to have babies, order from soshrimp! Kenny on 8th Nov 2018
I was very pleased with the purchase of my Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp. They arrived very quickly, we’re packed perfectly, and they all arrived in great health. Bright color and all was decent size. Over two weeks later and all still thriving - very happy with purchase - Thank you so much!! R Chandler on 19th Aug 2018
When I received the blue dream shrimp, they were all alive and very active. They all have deep blue color and look great. After two weeks, they are still doing great. Jim Darrow on 4th Aug 2018
The shrimp arrived if good shape, and are absolutely stunning. They are healthy and active. My one complaint would be that my order took 10 days from the day I submitted it to when I received the shrimp. This may have been in part USPS fault however. Jonah Hickman on 31st May 2018