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5 Fantasy Blue Dream Shrimp

Please Note: These Shrimp are going through our 30 Day Holding Period. If purchased, they will ship on or after Nov. 7th.

Fantasy Blue Dream

You will receive five (5) fantasy blue dream shrimp. Whether you buy imported and 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 disappoint 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:

Tank Parameters

  • Ph:7.0 to 7.6
  • Gh: 7 to 15
  • Kh:  2 to 8
  • TDS: 180 to 400
  • Temp: 68 to 72

Tank Equipment

  • Filter: Matten Filter
  • Substrate: Pool Filter Sand, Inert Plant substrate
  • Water: RO/DI Water remineralized with Salty Shrimp GH/KH+
  • Decor: Malaysian Driftwood, Java Moss and Indian Almond Leaves


Customer Reviews

Based on 337 reviews
Randy long
Alive and well

All 10 arrived alive and well. It’s been about 2 weeks and as far as I can tell all are still alive. Jerky blue, very pretty. I have seen to molts so far.

Richard Winston
Excellent Purchase!

After 21 days, fantasy blue dream shrimp are healthy and very active. It was such a great experience I just placed another order for more.

Megan Novak
Doing Great!

Received my shrimp, packaged amazing. Drip acclimated them and when added to the tank, they were so excited to explore! I received 6 shrimp and 1 did not make it, so I was very happy that I received an extra one. Already ordered more :)

Stephanie Johnson
I love Flip Aquatics

I always order my shrimp through Flip Aquatics. I've never had a DOA and the shrimp adjust to my tank quickly. Once we had a deep freeze right before the shrimp arrived. When I saw them in the bag, they all looked dead to me and I assumed they'd frozen to death. But I let them "thaw" at room temperature and all the shrimp eventually popped back to life. Highly recommend!

Thomas Roberts
Blue dream shrimp

Excellent condition and are the spotlights of my aquarium.