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"
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
I ordered 5 dream blue shrimp and received 6 which was nice! I was happy that the heating pack was still warm when they were delivered. They are a beautiful deep blue including their legs. All appear young and healthy. They have been actively grazing and exploring in my planted aquarium since I received them five days ago. I would definitely order from SoShrimp again in the future! Katie Kauffmann on 12th Jan 2020
These are the most beautiful shrimp I’ve ever seen! They arrived very well packaged and all shrimp were alive! They were happy and ready to thrive in their new home! Harley Gray on 9th Jan 2020
My shrimp arrived safe and healthy and very active. All 20 of my dream blues had amazing color that just popped! I definitely recommend SoShrimp - Unknown on 31st Dec 2019
Shrimp arrived quickly and in great health, would order again. Mike on 31st Dec 2019
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