Blue velvet shrimp photos
I’m posting several photos of blue velvet shrimps. These shrimps are new addition to family of neocaridina heteropoda freshwater shrimps.
Previously available blue-colored neocaridina shrimps were blue pearl shrimps only. They came from selective breeding of snowball shrimps (Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis var. white ).
Blue velvet shrimps have different background. They were selected from rili shrimps, that are came from mix of different neocaridina heteropoda shrimps.
Blue velvet shrimps have lighter blue color of bodies. Another big difference is that they are keeping this color much more stable that blue pearl. Stressed blue velvet shrimp is still blue. At the same time, stressed blue pear will not yellow/honey color. I’m enjoying watching these colorful guys crawling in a tank.
Blue velvet shrimps are easy to keep as other neocaridinas and they are breeding well in my tank.
Look at several photos below: