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This is a freshwater shrimp that originates from Taiwan and it is very common in aquariums. Its natural colouration is green-brown. However, you can find it in an array of colors such as black, violet, blue, green, orange, yellow, and red. The most common Neocaridina shrimp is red. It is the colouration density that determines how much they sell for and it is used for grading purposes. The quality is aesthetic because the behaviour, size and other characteristics are all the same regardless of the varieties.

The full-grown Neocaridina shrimp may reach around 4 cm, which translates to 1.6 inches in length. They thrive in clean water that has a pH of 6.5 to about eight. They are omnivores and they have a lifespan of 2 years.

These shrimp are easy to take care of in a freshwater aquarium.  They also breed well and are able to adapt to different conditions in the water. If you are in a warm climate, you may need a cooling system to keep things as favourable as possible. It is important to include plants to offer cover for the young and the adults. They love the aquatic plants, especially after they molt. Plants also give them surfaces where they can graze.