Neocaridina heteropoda RILI

27. September 2011

The Cherry red shrimp belongs to the most popular dwarf shrimps in the hobby. Keeping and breeding is very easy and can be done even by beginners. The tiny animals produce such a lot of offspring that the species is sometimes even used as a feeder animal. Neocaridina heteropoda originates from East Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan). The specimens that were imported for the first time for the aquarium hobby originated probably from Taiwan.

Taiwan is also the place where the latest sport of N. heteropoda comes from. The pretty red-and-white shrimps are sold under the names of “kili-shrimp” or “kohaku.shrimp”. We have the variety now in stock for the first time. The kili shrimp is obviously pure breeding although every individual looks a bit different in respect of the white and red parts. This makes a tank with those dwarf shrimps very attractive to look at.

For our customers: the animals have code 484208 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Neocaridina: means “new caridina”. Caridina is another genus of shrimp. heteropoda: means “with different types of feet”.

Suggestion of a common name: Koi dwarf shrimp

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 2-3