You will receive five (5) fantasy blue dream shrimp. Whether you buy imported or USA bred blues, they both have amazing coloration. Our imported fantasy blues are usually larger in size. Our USA Bred fantasy blue shrimp average in size around a half of an inch or smaller. The USA Bred shrimp acclimate better and have a higher survival rate compared to imported shrimp. Either option, you will not be disappointed with Flip Aquatics shrimp because we guarantee their health.
Fantasy blues are a great beginner aquarium shrimp and they have amazing coloration. They are one of the hardiest shrimp we keep in the shrimp room.
Despite the beautiful appearance of fantasy blues, the genetics behind the color can be pretty confusing. Blue dream is the name most hobbyists use for all shrimp with a deep blue coloration. While most blue dream pet shrimp look similar, they come from a number of different genetic lines and backgrounds. Our blue dreams are a fantastic blue color and breed fairly true. They are almost solid blue and black in coloration while some do show the rili pattern.
Blue dreams show best color while being kept on black substrate. Why this occurs is due to the fact that shrimp in general try to blend into their environment. Therefore, blue shrimp will darken in an attempt to have natural camouflage. On white substrate they will try to bleach their color and be more transparent. It is ideal to keep blue dreams on a darker substrate due to fact.
The care for blue dreams is typical of most Neocaridina species. They do not require special attention and tend to be accepting of a multitude of water parameters. Although, we suggest keeping parameters close to what we keep them in:
I ordered five shrimp and received an extra. I drip acclimated them for about 7 hours. They all appeared to be doing fine after introducing them to the tank, although I had one casualty within 24 hours. One week later and the other 5 are active and grazing. I even have one that came berried and is still holding her eggs.
These shrimp are healthy and entertaining!
Shrimp arrived healthy. No issues. One week later and shrimp are all doing good! Also got one extra shrimp! Thank you Flip!