Red Rili Shrimp "Neocaridina davidi var. "Rili""

Care Level

Medium

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Size

10 gallon

Color

Red

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Neutral (6.4-7.8 pH), intermediate water hardness (6-18 dGH)

General: The Rili Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi var. "Red Rili") are an invertebrate species from the wetlands of Taiwan. Neocaridina shrimp are peaceful, colorful, and will frequently reproduce assuming optimal water chemistry. They can reach a length of two inches, and live up to two years in captivity.

Fecundity: The Rili Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi var. "Red Rili") may produce up to 50 eggs per clutch.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Neutral (6.4-7.8 pH), intermediate water hardness (6-18 dGH)

Shrimp-Safe Water Chemistry: Nitrate (NO3) less than 20 parts per million, Nitrite (NO2) absent, Ammonia (NH3) absent

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Algae, Herbivore Pellet, Algae Wafer, Boiled Vegetable

Dimorphism: The Rili Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi var. "Red Rili") female will reach a relatively large size, in comparison to the male. Also, the female will develop a brighter coloration when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: The Rili Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi var. "Red Rili") are typically compatible with other peaceful shrimp species, Corydoras, Otocinclus, Danio, Rasbora, Pencilfish, Guppy, and smaller Tetra.