This pack includes five (5) Orange Pumpkin Shrimp. The shrimp provided are usually sub-adults (1-2cm) in size and the sex is selected at random. Orange Pumpkin Shrimp are a neocaridina species with an orange/pumpkin body. Females are more intensely coloured than males.
All shrimp are shipped on the Monday after your order is placed, and are shipped via overnight courier. This is done to ensure the best chance of success for shipping, in case of delays on delivery by the courier.
This is a fairly new color morph of the most common shrimp in the hobby, the Red Cherry shrimp. Like the Red Cherry Shrimp this is a prolific breeder and very easy to keep in a variety of water conditions. Despite being selectively bred and relatively new to the hobby it is a very hardy shrimp that is suited to both the beginner shrimp keeper as well as the experienced keeper looking for a versatile but colorful contrast to tanks already inhabited by Neocaridina.
If you have any questions beforehand, don’t hesitate to contact us – We are happy to answer any question and guide you through the process!
Name: Orange Pumpkin Shrimp “Neocaridina heteropoda var. Orange”
Appearance: Orange Pumpkin Shrimp are a neocaridina species with an orange/pumpkin body. Females are more intensely coloured than males.
Available Size: 1-2 cm
Available Sex: Selected at random.
Food: We feed our shrimp various food, including SL Aqua Magic Powder, Mineral Pearls, catappa leaves, etc.
Breeding: Females carry eggs for about 30 days before hatching.
Temperature : 22-26 Celsius
Difficulty: Very Easy
When introducing them to their new tank, please acclimatize them slowly in a bowl over a period of several hours, mixing your tank water with the water they came in, slowly increasing the amount of tank water until you have a mixture of 1/3 transport and 2/3 tank water. After that net them out and put them into their new home. It is normal for the shrimp to lose a little colour during transport. As soon as they are in their new tank they will colour back up to their full intensity.