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Neocaridina davidi var orange shrimps

Orange neocaridina shrimps are not new any more. They came to the hobby about 3 years ago and have quite stable strain now.
Another common name for this Neocaridina davidi var. ‘orange’ shrimp is ‘pumpkin shrimps’. My orange shrimps are not same with pumpkin shrimps. However, all these shrimps are orange, they have different hue. Pumpkin shrimps color is closer to red and orange sakura shrimps are closer to yellow.

Look at the video with a group of orange sakura shrimps on christmass moss.

Look at some new pictures I have recently made:

Orange Sakura shrimps

Orange Sakura shrimps

Orange neocaridina shrimps

Orange Sakura shrimp

Orange Sakura shrimp

Neocaridina davidi var orange shrimp

Neocaridina davidi var orange shrimp

Orange neocaridina shrimps

Orange neocaridina shrimps

Orange Sakura shrimps

Orange Sakura shrimps

Neocaridina orange shrimps

Neocaridina orange shrimps

Red Claw Crab Photos

This time it is not a shrimp, and it is even not a crayfish :) It’s a crab. It’s kind of freshwater creature, so I was keeping it for a while.

Scientific name of this red claw crab species is Perisesarma bidens. The crabs are quite wide-spread in Indo-Pacific region on sea shores and islands. They live in mangrove swamps where water is warm and semi-salty (brackish). At the same time, they can live quite long in freshwater and salt water.

Red craw crabs are not big, they grow up 5cm in body size. However, together with the legs the creature can reach 10 cm in size. Males can fish with each other; however multiple hidden places will let them leave each other alone. They like to dig and come out from the water.

Look at some photos of my crab below. It was quite a big 5cm in size specimen.

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab eye is compound!

Red claw crab eye is compound!

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Crab eye in the focus

Crab eye in the focus

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

Red claw crab in shrimp tank

I hope these pictures give some understanding of how these funny small crabs look.

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Painted fire red shrimps in pearl grass plants

Let me share some more photos I made recently in my 10 gallon painted fire red shrimps (neocaridina davidi) growing tank.
This tank is full of pearl grass plants, look at some shrimps sitting in ‘the bushes’.

Painted fire red shrimps hangs on the plant

Painted fire red shrimps hangs on the plant

Painted fire red shrimps feels great there

Painted fire red shrimps feels great there

Painted fire red shrimp

Painted fire red shrimp

Painted fire red shrimps feel better in a groups

Painted fire red shrimps feel better in a groups

Painted fire red shrimp on a riccia floating island

Painted fire red shrimp on a riccia floating island

Painted fire red shrimp in pearl grass plantsPainted fire red shrimp in pearl grass plants

Painted fire red shrimp in pearl grass plants

Red shrimps hide in plants

Red shrimps hide in plants

Young painted fire red shrimpYoung painted fire red shrimp

Young painted fire red shrimp

Painted fire red shrimps are walking on plants

Painted fire red shrimps are walking on plants

Pear grass forest in a shrimp tank

I’m sharing some photos of my 10 gallon painted fire red shrimps breeding tank. The tank bottom is covered with pearl grass (Hemianthus micranthemoides) plants. This plant doesn’t belong to a group of aquarium carpeting plants, it’s grow tall. However, if you cut it often and let it spread, it will create a carpet-like cover in your tank. This is what I have here.

You will be surprised, but I have about 1/2″ of black inert sand at the bottom and I don’t add any fertilization to this tank.

Look at the photos with this aquarium.

10g painted fire red shrimps tank is ready for trimming

10g painted fire red shrimps tank is ready for trimming

10g painted fire red shrimps tank is ready for trimming

10g painted fire red shrimps tank is ready for trimming

Pearl grass plants in 10g painted fire red shrimps tank

Pearl grass plants in 10g painted fire red shrimps tank

Look at pearl grass (Hemianthus micranthemoides) plant that I’m growing there

Close up on Hemianthus micranthemoides aquarium plant

Close up on Hemianthus micranthemoides aquarium plant

Pearl grass branch in a shrimp tank

Pearl grass branch in a shrimp tank

Hemianthus micranthemoides

Hemianthus micranthemoides

And one more photos with a little riccia island floating on the top.

Floating riccia in painted fire red shrimps tank

Floating riccia in painted fire red shrimps tank

I’m planning to trim pearls grass in this tank. It will make a big difference. Stay tuned :)