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 #2569  by Bat
 14 Jan 2017 10:36
Opaeula are magic, but neocaridina are the queen of shrimp tanks. Easy to keep, easy to breed, supports a wide range of parameters. I have four tanks with different neocaridina varieties. Let's start with blue ones:

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 #2570  by odin
 14 Jan 2017 10:43
Oh wow! Those are great photos my friend, i do love neos too and have a few cherrys in my tropical tank.
 #2571  by Bat
 14 Jan 2017 11:04
Yeah Odin, neocaridina are lovely.

Let's follow with shrimp's rainbow. Black variety:

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It's funny to cross different varieties and await the colour breeds. Like surprise box. I did it whit blue/black. Pics in the next post.
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 #2574  by Bat
 14 Jan 2017 18:25
Crossing different neocaridina varieties loses coloration in the next generation. But you also get some curious individuals. Like this ones, mixed blue/black/brown:

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 #2575  by odin
 14 Jan 2017 18:29
lovely specimens, how many tanks do you have with freshwater shrimps in @Bat
 #2576  by Bat
 14 Jan 2017 18:52
Now I keep three neocaridina tanks, another one cold freshwater with atyaephyra desmarestii. And one opaeula brackish, of course.
 #2632  by Bat
 21 Jan 2017 20:06
Red neocaridina, colourful and easy to breed.

Like all shrimps they are scavengers. Eating dead bicirrhis:
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 #2633  by odin
 21 Jan 2017 20:51
They have a really nice red glow to them, the substrate helps bring out their natural colour too. :wink:
 #2640  by Bat
 23 Jan 2017 15:57
Yellow neon
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 #2642  by odin
 23 Jan 2017 18:43
I've noticed some neos have the light stripe down their backs, i have some on my red cherrys but im not 100% sure where it comes from as its not on all of them.