Snowball Shrimp "Neocaridina palmata var. "Snowball""

Care Level

Medium

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Size

10 gallon

Color

Black, White

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Neutral (6.4-7.8 pH), intermediate water hardness (6-18 dGH), 68 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Snowball Shrimp (Neocaridina palmata var. "Snowball") 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 Snowball Shrimp (Neocaridina palmata var. "Snowball") 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 Snowball Shrimp (Neocaridina palmata var. "Snowball") 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 Snowball Shrimp (Neocaridina palmata var. "Snowball") are typically compatible with other peaceful shrimp species, Corydoras, Otocinclus, Danio, Rasbora, Pencilfish, Guppy, and smaller Tetra.