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Freshwater Shrimp Care Sheet

  • Family: Atyidae
  • Genus: Neocaridian
  • Species: davidi

This is based on my option and my experience at my commercial farm.

Water Temp: 70-76F – 60F is the lowest I’ve had them in during winter
PH: 6.5-7.8
Food: Sera Shrimp Pellet, Fresh Vegetables (clean)
Max size- 1.5-2 inch

Freshwater shrimp love live plants and will graze on them all day, you will have better success if keep in planted tanks.


  • My water parameters as of 06/07/17 
3/4 RO Water and 1/4 Well water (I have very hard water)
NO2=0
NH3=0
PH=7.1
GH-4
KH-8
H2S= 0
TDS=90-150



  • My feed I use at my farm- 
Sera Shrimp Pellets
Fresh Vegetables

  • Acclimating- 
  1. Float your unopened in the water that they will introduced to 
  2. Air line/stone 
  3. Open bag and insert airline or pour into a container with airline 
  4. Drip tank water to adjust them to your PH . 1 drip per second 
  5. Drip for 30 minutes to 1 hour 
  6. Net them out of the water and add them to your tank. (DO NOT ADD SHIPPING WATER TO YOU SYSTEM)
  • Cycling your tank: I know you hear this all the time but it is very important to have your tank cycled before introducing your new shrimp.
  • Tank Mates: 
Other Dwarf Shrimp
Small Tetras
Snails (all types)
Bettas
Small Danios
Guppies/Endlers