The Snowball Shrimp (or Neocaridina zhangiajiensis var. Snowball) will stand out in your aquarium due to its unique, white color. This color has been achieved by years of breeding by experts, which has led to the pearl-colored beauties we know and love today. They are incredibly popular due to how easy they are to keep, as well as their peaceful behavior towards other aquarium inhabitants.
For whom is the Snowball Shrimp suited?
The Snowball Shrimp can almost be considered a must-have for beginners and experts alike due to their unique appearance and the fact that they’re super easy to care for. Just like other shrimps from the Neocaridina family, they are incredibly hardy and prolific, making them the ideal addition to any aquarium.
What are they like?
What’s great about the Snowball Shrimp is that they are utterly peaceful towards other nonaggressive aquarium inhabitants, as well as towards your plants. They are scavengers with most of their diet consisting of dead plant remains. They are incredibly active due to their constant desire to eat, so they are great for adding a little bit of “life” to your aquarium.
The ideal conditions for the Snowball Shrimp
As mentioned before, the Snowball Shrimp is fairly easy to care for. They thrive at temperatures between approximately 68 – 72 °F, a neutral pH and practically any water hardness. Because they are scavengers, a soft substrate like fine gravel or sand makes it easier for them to find food.
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Our Tank Parameters
- Ph: 7.0 to 7.6
- Gh: 7 to 15
- Kh: 2 to 8
- TDS: 180 to 400
- Temp: 68 to 72