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Neocaridina cf. Heteropoda(Davidi) var. 'Yellow' (Yellow Fire)


Origin: Asia (bred).
Appearance: The yellow fire shrimp descends from the red fire shrimp and can not be found in the wild. Colours are light to dark translucent yellow. The yellow colour will be more intense as the shrimp grow older.
Sexing: Females are brighter yellow and more robust. They also have a yellow eggsaddle. Males are smaller.
Life span: Up to 2 years.
Size: 2.5 to 3cm.
Sexually mature: From 3 month onwards.
Gestation: 2 to 3 weeks.
Character: Friendly character.
Tank setup: From 10 liters with plants. Plants with small leaves and Java moss are suitable. Dwarf shrimp can best be kept in groups of at least 10 shrimp. They usually feel more comfortable in a group and will be more visible. Reproduction is easier when kept in bigger groups.
Waterconditions: Temperature 16-28ºC with an acidity of pH5.5 to pH8.5 and a water hardness of 2-17dGH.
Feeding: Will eat algae, excessive food, cooked vegetables and detritus. Leafs from beach, alder and oak trees will be eaten as well.
Breeding: Easy. They seem to breed easier in water with a lower pH and temperatures between 22 and 28ºC. These shrimp can breed with Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis(white pearl).
Tank mates: Small fish, catfish and other shrimp.
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