The Snowball Shrimp (or Neocaridina zhangiajiensis var. Snowball) will stand out in your aquarium due to its unique, white color. This color has been achieved by years of breeding by experts, which has led to the pearl-colored beauties we know and love today. They are incredibly popular due to how easy they are to keep, as well as their peaceful behavior towards other aquarium inhabitants.
The Snowball Shrimp can almost be considered a must-have for beginners and experts alike due to their unique appearance and the fact that they’re super easy to care for. Just like other shrimps from the Neocaridina family, they are incredibly hardy and prolific, making them the ideal addition to any aquarium.
What’s great about the Snowball Shrimp is that they are utterly peaceful towards other nonaggressive aquarium inhabitants, as well as towards your plants. They are scavengers with most of their diet consisting of dead plant remains. They are incredibly active due to their constant desire to eat, so they are great for adding a little bit of “life” to your aquarium.
As mentioned before, the Snowball Shrimp is fairly easy to care for. They thrive at temperatures between approximately 68 – 72 °F, a neutral pH and practically any water hardness. Because they are scavengers, a soft substrate like fine gravel or sand makes it easier for them to find food.
Below are the parameters we keep all of our Neocaridina shrimp at, specifically our Snowball Shrimp:
Below is a list of items we use to keep and breed our Neocaridina shrimp in all of our tanks:
Got these shrimps one month ago. No DOA at all, and I got 16 in total. Most of them were juvenilles, but two or three were big adults and 3-4 were small fries. They are very hardy and one female got berried the very next day. So far they are doing well and I can see baby shrimps appearing in my tank.
Love this company. Great shrimp again. Will definitely be ordering a third time in the future. Snowballs look amazing on green plants and a black background in the tank!
Snowball Shrimp arrived as ordered with a few bonus ones. They were so vigorously swimming it really was difficult to count them precisely but I'm sure for the 20 I ordered I likely got 24+. I was pleased I received ones that were spread out over a size range from 1/4" to 5/8" and really happy to see there were at least 3 females included. Little over a week after they arrived one female is carrying eggs - living up to their Snowball name! Also ordered plants, got nice portions. I like how much care Flip Aquatics took packaging my order. Yes, I expect to order more from Flip Aquatics. I really appreciate their very informative website
10 Snowball Shrimp
All fish arrived healthy and in good shape