All Neocaridina Shrimp are very adaptable and will do well in most freshwater tanks with good water quality and filtration, but will thrive and breed best in a well planted tank with plenty of places for the shirimp to hide and feel safe. Neocaridina, typical of all invertabrates are sensitive to copper and should never be exposed to copper based medications or foods that contain copper.
Neocaridina shrimp are safe to house with other cherry shrimp varieties and other peaceful inhabitants such as Amano shrimp and mystery snails; in fact we always keep mystery snails in all of our shrimp tanks to help clean up anything left by the shrimp or dying plant matter. Do not keep Neocaridina shrimp in tanks with any carnivores that eat invertabrates such as loaches, puffers, or betta.
Neocaridina shrimp are not picky eaters and along with algae, left over food and detritus found in the tank, they will do best with a varied diet of high quality shrimp foods. We generally like to use a powdered food along with a sinking type to help keep food agression down and to make sure that the fry also have plenty of opportunity to eat.
The care for Green Jade Shrimp is typical of most Neocaridina species. They do not require special attention and tend to be accepting of a range of water parameters. We do however suggest keeping parameters close to where we do to aid in acclimation.
Ph:7.0 to 7.6
Gh: 7 to 15
Kh: 2 to 8
TDS: 200 to 300