Blue Shrimp

The Blue neocaridina heteropoda is a morph of the Rili mutation, which traces its origins back to the Red Cherry Shrimp, and shares the hardy and prolific characteristics of all other neocaridina heteropodas.


  • Scientific Name: Neocaridina Davidi (Heteropoda)
  • Common Name: Blue Shrimp, Blue Velvet, All Blue Rili, Blue Dream, Blue Jelly
  • Origin: Taiwan
  • pH: 6.0-8.0
  • Temp: 64-84°F
  • TDS: 80-400
  • KH: 0-10
  • GH: 4-14
  • Fertility: High
  • Difficulty: Easy

Grading and Variations

Blue n. heteropoda do not follow the same grading scale as Red, Yellow, Orange, Browns, or Blacks. All current blue n. heteropodas are mostly translucent, although the intensity of blue may vary. In larger females, dark blue or opaque lines and patterns can often be seen.  "Blue Velvet", "Blue Jelly", or "Blue Dream" may refer to differing variations of blue intensity.

Grey (Light) Blue Intense (Dark) Blue
Grey (Light) Blue Sky (Dark) Blue
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