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Blue Pearl Shrimp

 

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Common Name Blue Pearl Shrimp
Scientific Name Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis var. blue
Adult Size 2.5-3.0 CM or 1.0-1.2 inches
Water Temp 15°-30° C or 60°-85° F
pH Range 6.5-8.0
Water Hardness Soft-Hard
Fresh or Salt Water Freshwater
Larval Stage None. Young hatch as miniature versions of the adults.
Difficulty Easy
Egg/Saddle Color Brown
Behavior Non-aggressive? See below

 

General Information

The Blue Pearl Shrimp was bred in Germany from wild Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis. They started appearing in the hobby around 2007. Blue Pearl Shrimp are just as hardy as Cherry Shrimp and breed almost as quickly.

Appearance

Blue Pearl Shrimp range in color from almost white to a nice light blue color. The intensity of their blue depends on genetics and the water conditions of the shrimp. As with most shrimp, the female is more colorful and is generally a darker blue color.

 

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