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The Shrimp Tank

Snowball Shrimp

 

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Common Name Snowball Shrimp or White Pearl Shrimp in Europe
Scientific Name Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis var. white
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 White
Behavior Non-aggressive

 

General Information

The Snowball Shrimp was bred in Germany from wild Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis. They started appearing in the hobby between 2005 and 2007. Snowball Shrimp are just as hardy as Cherry Shrimp and breed almost as quickly

Appearance

Snowball shrimp have a milky translucent white color. Their white body color with even whiter eggs creates a beautiful contrast to the greens and earth tones of planted tanks. Males and females have the same intensity white and the only difference between them is the extremely white saddle of the adult females.

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