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Yellow shrimp,  Neocaridina davidi var. "Yellow"

Yellow shrimp, Neocaridina davidi var. "Yellow"

Neocaridina davidi var. "Yellow", commonly known as yellow shrimp, is one of the most popular dwarf shrimp varieties in the aquarium hobby. As the name suggests, this shrimp is selectively bred for its super bright, eye-catching yellow color. It is unfussy about water values and breeds easily, which makes it a great option for anyone just starting out.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about yellow shrimp care and keeping this dwarf shrimp in you home aquarium!


Scientific name: Neocaridina davidi var. "Yellow", formerly Neocaridina heteropoda var.

Common names: YellowYellow shrimp, neon yellow shrimp

Difficulty level: Easy

Origin: Taiwan



Temperature: 64° - 84° F (17.8° - 28.8° C)

  • pH: 6.8 - 7.5
  • KH: 0 - 10 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 2 gallons



  • Diet: Scavenger that feeds continually.  Requires very little feeding in a well-established aquarium containing algae, biofilm, or decaying plant matter.  In less mature aquariums, high quality dry foods with high plant content can be fed multiple times daily. 
  • Social behavior: Peaceful.  A small group can continually replenish and grow its population
  • Origin: Tank-bred , but wild populations indigenous to Taiwan
  • Average adult size: 1 - 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm)
  • Average purchase size: 1/2 - 3/4 inch (1.3 - 1.9 cm)
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