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Neocaridina cf. Zhangjiajiensis 'White pearl'


Origin: Germany (Bred).
Appearance: These white pearl shrimp is a white mutation of the Neocaridina denticulata sp. and will crossbreed with the Cherryshrimp(Neocaridina denticulata sinensis var. red). This shrimp has a white body and black eyes.
Sexing: Females are bigger and often they have a white back-stripe. Females are also more robust. In the first 1.5 weeks the eggs are white as snow and will turn transparent later.
Life span: Up to 2 years.
Size: 2.5 to 3cm.
Sexually mature: 3 months.
Gestation: 14 to 21 days.
Character: Friendly. Should not be kept with large fish.
Tank setup: From 20 liters with plants. Plants with small leaves and Java moss are suitable.
Waterconditions: Temperature 20-28ºC with an acidity of pH6.5 to pH7.5.
Feeding: Will eat algae, excessive food, cooked vegetables and detritus. Leafs from beach, alder and oak trees will be eaten as well.
Breeding: Very easy. In the last week the eggs will turn transparent and at that point the black eyes can be seen.
Tank mates: Can be kept with other shrimp species, small fish and large crayfish.
Copyright photos: © Chris Lukhaup(left), Pawel Szewczak(right)