Yellow Neon Fire Shrimp QTY 5

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Product Overview


English name: Yellow Shrimp

Scientific name:

Neocaridina heteropoda

var. yellow

OriginSelectively Bred

Size male/female: 1 inch / 1.2 in

Water temperature: 72 - 82 °F

Water Parameters: pH 6.5 - 7.5

Breeding Rate: Very High

Behaviour: non-agressive

Difficulty: easy

Water Parameters

The Yellow 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. It is common knowledge that, like its cousin the Red Cherry Shrimp, the Yellow Shrimp can live in almost any freshwater aquarium given that the tank is habitable and does not contain predators of course. The Yellow Shrimp is an extremely versitile and reproduction shrimp given that the water is clean and maintained properly.


The Yellow 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 female carries over 25 eggs at adulthood. It is said that sometimes it seems that the Yellow Shrimp carries so many eggs it appears as if some will fall out. 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 great 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. 


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  • 5
    All arrived healthy and Alive!

    Posted by Jeycent Perez-Cid on 14th Jan 2018

    Shipping was very quick and all my shrimp were alive and healthy, plus i got an extra free shrimp

  • 5
    Striking bright color. Stand out beautifully against the wood as well as the plants in their habitat.

    Posted by KG on 17th Nov 2015

    So happy I got these guys and at such a great price. Their color is so vibrant. They all arrived alive and healthy. I used two day ground shipping and they tolerated it very well. They are all thriving in their new home. Some have even molted already. I am happy to have received both males and females, and am hopeful for babies over the holidays since they are so happy and active. Females are showing saddles (smiley face) and males are swimming about as if they are ready to mate.