Snowball Shrimp QTY 10

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Product Overview




English name: Snowball Shrimp


Scientific name:


Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis var. white


Origin: Ulf Gottschalk, a shrimp breeder in germany


Size male/female: 1 in / 1.2 in


Water temperature: 69 - 82 �F


Water Parameters: pH 6.5 - 7.5


Breeding Rate: high


Behaviour: non-agressive


Difficulty: easy


Water Parameters

The Snowball Shrimp can be housed in many different water parameters. I have kept them in a pH range from 6.0 to 8.0, soft and hard water, temperatures from 72F to 84F and in many different soils like ADA Aquasoil and normal gravel. Too low of a temperature is not recommended as breeding will slow. Clean water is of course very important. If the water is not clean then this species will not flourish.




The Snowball Shrimp is extremely prolific, meaning that they breed readily and virtually around the clock. A healthy colony will quickly multiply and females will be constantly pregnant. It is typically 30-45 days from pregnancy to hatching. The best way to tell if a female is close to hatching her eggs is by the appearance of a set of eyes inside each egg. This is easy to spot and will let you know that hatching is literally days away. Another way to tell is by the emergence of a new saddle when the female still has eggs. The emergence of the saddle is the indication that the female is prepared to have a new set of eggs and that the current eggs are close to hatching. Please look at the photo below to see Snowball Shrimp Eggs with eyes.Remember that all color morphs (selectively bred colorful shrimp) are bred to produce only their respective color. Having them cross-breed with the same genus of another species defeats the purpose of even keeping a selectively bred species.




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  • 5
    Awesome Snowballs!

    Posted by Thomas P on 24th Jun 2017

    The Snowballs came in healthy and in excellent shape! They certainly are very active, happy shrimp. A young female gave birth to a baby soon after they arrived and there are a couple of more to come.

    I'm very pleased with these superb shrimp! They are an excellent variety!

  • 5
    Beautiful snowball shrimp

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Dec 2016

    Shrimp arrived personally from Ron! What great service. SHrimp are pure white and beautiful . All acclimated well. I would definitely by from Ron again.

  • 5
    All Arrived Alive . . .

    Posted by Richard Conolly on 9th Oct 2016

    . . . and still are alive, active and cute little critters. They vanished into moss and then surfaced after about five days. Perhaps they will bless us with snowball eggies.

  • 5
    Snowballs look good, young but not tiny

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Jul 2015

    Shrimp were packed in plenty of water, are a good size (young but not tiny, will breed soon hopefully), active and eating right away, all white as advertised. Wouldn't go with shipping options slower than USPS 2 day priority, though it is a choice.

  • 5
    Snowball shrimp

    Posted by DW on 16th Jun 2015

    Upon arrival they were very active as I got them ready to go in the tank it didn't take long for them trying to find everything in the tank, great-looking shrimp.
    It's a pleasure to work them hunting for food in swimming in the.

  • 5
    Snowball shrimp

    Posted by DONALD WALLING on 10th Jun 2015

    Snowball shrimp arrived and very active and even slow down when I finally got them into their new home

  • 5
    spunky and great color!

    Posted by Amy on 8th Nov 2014

    They came in a pale white and now they are almost solid white. Very active too!

  • 5

    Posted by Array on 19th Sep 2014

    Been looking everywhere for these shrimps! Received 2 extra snowball shrimps and no DOA,and the shrimp is bigger than I expected! All of the shrimp are healthy and happy swimming around! Great for my 5 gallon nano tank!

  • 5
    Baby Snowballs

    Posted by Matt Klug on 2nd Aug 2014

    Received my Snowball shrimp, no DOA and I had one bonus shrimp! They were much smaller than I had anticipated, but it doesn't deminish from how cool these shrimp are. Fun to watch them zip around the tank! Thanks Ron!