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Yellow Neocaridina shrimp are a selectively bred color variant of the Neocaridina davidi species. Neocaridina shrimp are popular in the aquarium hobby due to their vibrant colors, ease of care, and suitability for freshwater planted tanks. The yellow color variant is commonly referred to as "Yellow Shrimp" or "Yellow Neocaridina." Here are some key characteristics and care tips for Yellow Neocaridina shrimp:

  1. Coloration:

    • Yellow Neocaridina shrimp exhibit a bright and solid yellow coloration. The intensity of the yellow hue can vary, with some individuals displaying a more vibrant color than others.
    • Selective breeding has led to different grades of yellow, ranging from pale yellow to deep, golden hues.
  2. Size:

    • Adult Yellow Neocaridina shrimp typically reach a size of about 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 3.8 centimeters).
  3. Behavior:

    • Yellow Neocaridina shrimp are generally peaceful and exhibit social behavior. They can be kept in groups, and their active and busy nature adds interest to the aquarium.
  4. Tank Setup:

    • Provide a well-established aquarium with hiding places, such as plants, moss, or decorations. Shrimp appreciate spaces to molt safely and seek shelter.
    • A substrate that supports plant growth and provides hiding places is beneficial.
  5. Water Parameters:

    • Yellow Neocaridina shrimp thrive in stable water conditions.
    • Recommended parameters include a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C), pH around 6.5-7.5, and low to moderate hardness.
  6. Diet:

    • Yellow Neocaridina shrimp are primarily algae grazers and scavengers. They feed on biofilm, algae, and detritus in the aquarium.
    • Supplement their diet with high-quality shrimp-specific food, algae wafers, and blanched vegetables like spinach or zucchini.
  7. Compatibility:

    • Yellow Neocaridina shrimp are generally compatible with a variety of peaceful aquarium fish and other invertebrates.
    • Avoid keeping them with larger, more aggressive species that may view them as prey.
  8. Breeding:

    • Yellow Neocaridina shrimp are prolific breeders under suitable conditions. They breed readily in freshwater aquariums, and females carry eggs until they hatch into miniature versions of the adults.

Yellow Neocaridina shrimp are appreciated for their vivid coloration and ease of care, making them suitable for both beginner and experienced shrimp keepers. They are a popular choice for planted aquariums, where their bright color adds visual interest to the tank. As with any shrimp variety, providing proper care, maintaining stable water conditions, and offering a balanced diet are essential for their well-being and vibrant coloration.