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Neocaridina heteropoda var. "yellow neon"



The yellow neon shrimp is a product of German and Japanese breeders with the wild species Neocaridina heteropoda, which naturally inhabits water bodies of South Asia. These shrimps are very undemanding and their content will cope even novice aquarists.

Neocaridina heteropoda var. "yellow neon" is colored bright yellow. On the back there is a bright neon stripe, due to which the shrimp and got its name. The neon stripe is the most contrasting in females, males are much paler. Females are larger than males and have a brighter color. The size of the male reaches 2.5 cm, and the female 3.5 cm.

Neocaridina heteropoda var. "yellow neon"

Keep yellow neon shrimp is recommended in a group of 10-15 fish. For such a number of shrimp will be quite enough aquarium volume of 15 liters. As ground can be used almost any substrate, preferably dark colors. Against the background of dark substrate neon yellow shrimp looks the most attractive. The aquarium should be densely planted, it is in the thick of plants shrimp feel safe. Perhaps the content of shrimp in a common aquarium with peace-loving fish: tetras, Rasborov, guppies. Do not share the content of yellow neon shrimp with other types of shrimp, because then possibly their interbreeding and as a result of the resulting hybrids will lose their attractive color.

Water parameters: temperature 22-28° C, hardness dH 5-15°, pH 6,0-8,0. The water in the aquarium should be crystal clear. Necessary filtration, aeration and weekly replacement of ¼ of the aquarium water with fresh.

Preferably bright lighting. Duration of daylight hours of about 10 hours per day.

Neocaridina heteropoda var. "yellow neon"

Yellow neon shrimp are fed a variety of specialized dry food containing spirulina, pre-sliced vegetables: carrots, zucchini, lettuce and spinach. The food should be given once a day and exactly as much as shrimp can eat in 1-2 hours. Preferably once a week to arrange a shrimp day off, which will benefit them only.

Reproduction

His sexual maturity shrimp yellow neon reaches 4 months of age.

With the reproduction of shrimp usually no problems. If you monitor the water quality in the aquarium, they almost constantly reproduce. Pregnant females incubate about 30 eggs for 1-1.5 months.

Neocaridina heteropoda var. "yellow neon"

The maximum life span of yellow neon shrimp is about 2.5 years.

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