Neocaridina shrimp are easier to keep than Caridina shrimp because they can adapt to a wide range of water parameters. Most suitable parameters are PH 6.6 - 7.6, GH 6-12, KH 2-10, and temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees. They can be kept in soft or hard water, therefore they don't require any active soil to buffer the water. They are also more hardier than Caridina shrimp, which makes them one of the best shrimp for beginners. Red Cherry shrimp are the most common Neocaridina variations. They can grow up to 1.5 to 2 inch long. They are not aggressive and should be kept in a planted tank.