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      They're really Colorful! I may have to look for some! My Glass shrimp I never see :LOL:
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      The Blue Dream shrimp are dark blue if you get the higher grade so they stand out among green plants but the red and yellow shows up more against darker decorations. Here are an orange and a yellow.
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      Got my Bloody Mary shrimp in last Friday!
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      These are my new orange neocaridina shrimp. They are freshwater.
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      Amazing! Baby neocaridina shrimp look just like the adults, but are much smaller. People talk about not seeing the babies but that is because they are so tiny, and they are very good at hiding. A baby can hide behind something as small as a hornwort leaf. Baby Cherry reds, Neon Yellows or Orange are very hard to see because they blend in so well, but here is a Blue Dream baby (which is easier to see) next to a ink pen tip. Gives you an idea of how tiny they are.
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      These are my latest variety of Neocaridina shrimp, Green Jade. The color can vary from green to a green/blue so culling will be needed to keep the green line strong.
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      My latest acquisition of neocaridina shrimp varieties are the red rili. I have been wanting these for a while but had a hard time finding them. This makes me 10 different color varieties of these beautiful and entertaining animals.
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      Here is my latest color. These are blue jelly neocaridina shrimp.
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      Snowball shrimp are interesting in that you can see their eggs in the transparent sac beneath the shrimp. When carrying eggs she is said to be berried.
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      That last pic was terrible when it blew up to post. Hope this one is better. I recently was able to get some red rili shrimp, which re red on their heads and tails, but their torso is clear/white. the one with the yellow lower belly is carrying eggs, as you can see in the pic.
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      I feel slightly discouraged as I know that I have berried females, but still have not seen babies. I know the babies are tiny when released at hatching, but I would still like to find them. I m told that it takes bout a month before you see them, but with so much foliage in the tanks it is even difficult to see the adults most of the time. I see a few each day so I know they are in there, but it will be like Christmas when the babies are big enough to see. I would think that depending on how many there are that I should be seeing some in one of the tanks before long. My Blue Dreams and Red sakuras continue to produce however. Anyone else have neocaridina shrimp?
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      My red rili are carrying eggs again. Hopefully, they will survive! 🤣
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      Just wanted to say I love your shrimp. I had some cherry reds years ago. Maybe I can get more in my ‘near future’

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      Thanks! They are super cool to keep and watch. My tanks are mostly 5 and 10 gallon ones. They are filled with anacharis, hornwort and Pela’ moss. I enjoy just watching them graze and jet around the tanks. Sometimes they are hard to find in the plants, and other times I see many. As they reproduce I find more!
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      yes. Pretty cool!
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      I have kept my shrimp on bare bottomed tanks, with dense plant populations. I keep the small LED lights on 24/7 to help grow algae and biofilm. i also have cuttlebone in with them to help their molting, but a friend of mine who has raised them much longer than I have told me that if i put crushed coral in the tanks that it is better than cuttlebone. it would also encourage breeding, and make the shrimp easier to see. So, yesterday I added a thin layer of crushed coral about 1/4 inch deep. I don't want it too deep because I don't want to make it too hard to clean. I rinsed the coral with water until it was as clear as i could get it and then put it in the tanks. The tanks looked a little cloudy but once the sand dust settles I think it will clear up. Here is a "berried" pregnant Blue Jelly that should have her eggs hatch soon.
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      Maybe a better pic?
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      About two weeks ago I noticed my red rili shrimp no longer carrying eggs, and a few days later I saw a couple of hatchlings! I was excited but did not get a picture. Last night I got a picture but they are so small they are hard to see. the adult shrimp is on the left and the two week old is on the right.
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