Blue Dream Shrimp Care Tips and Tricks

Blue Dream shrimp in a freshwater tank

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Interested in bringing Blue Dream shrimp into your home? Whether you’re an experienced hobbyist or exploring the idea of keeping an aquarium of shrimp, Blue Dream shrimp make a satisfying option regardless of your level of experience.

Similar to the ever-popular Red Cherry shrimp, this breed is known for its gorgeous and deep solid blue color. They require the same tank requirements, diet essentials and have the same breeding behavior species.

Searching for a Blue Dreams shrimp care guide before you decide to add them to your hobby tank? Understanding how to care for your shrimp is essential to their ability to breed and thrive. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to take care of Blue Dreams shrimp:

Origin, Natural Habitat and Quality of Care

Neocaridinia davidi, more commonly known as Blue Dream shrimp, is native to Taiwan. While these shrimp are known for being a hardy species, they still need a habitat similar to their natural waters to feel safe and thrive.

In fact, the quality of care provided has a major impact on their livelihood; hobbyists can expect a lifespan of around 1 to 2 years with Blue Dreams shrimp. The good news is that these shrimp are easy to care for, and require minimal freshwater aquarium maintenance and general care to grow and breed.

Tank Size, Essentials and Water Parameters

The recommended tank size for Blue Dream shrimp is between 5 and 10 gallons based on the amount of Blue Dream shrimp in the aquarium. Since these creatures are simple and love to scavenge, we recommend getting a larger tank. This gives you plenty of space for live aquarium plants and other accessories to make the shrimp feel more comfortable in their environment.

In terms of tank parameters, we recommend a pH level between 7.0 and 7.2, TDS between 200-250, GH levels between 7 and 10, and KH levels between 3 and 5. When it comes to temperature, Blue Dream shrimp enjoy a range between 65 degrees and 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

Blue Dream shrimp in a freshwater tank

Compatible Tank Mates

Blue Dream shrimp are small and peaceful in nature, so pairing them with similar shrimp and fish is essential. If you introduce larger fish and other crustaceans into your hobbyist aquarium, they might assume your Blue Dream shrimp are food.

Here are the tank mates we recommend:


Blue Dreams shrimp do well in a planted tank because they like to eat on biofilm and algae. This makes it easy to keep the tank well kept! Beyond the naturally occurring sustenance, we recommend high-quality dwarf shrimp food that can provide a beneficial, well-balanced diet for your freshwater shrimp.

As an added bonus, nutritional food like our Shrimpy Party Premium Shrimp food, can help bring out the high grade color in your Blue Dream shrimp. But the protein content and  nutritional value can also help your shrimp maintain a strong and healthy immune system.

Breeding Behavior 

Blue Dreams shrimp require minimal attention and maintenance when it comes to breeding habits. With an adequate tank setup and proper husbandry, the freshwater shrimp breeding process typically goes smoothly after the female releases pheromones. The male will swim frantically around the tank in search of the female to begin breeding. Learn more tips and tricks for breeding freshwater shrimp here.

As long as you stick to the recommended water conditions and parameters, your female shrimp can relax and carry her eggs until the eggs hatch.

Shop Shrimpy Business for Blue Dream Shrimp

Shopping for Blue Dreams shrimp and other essentials? At Shrimpy Business, we have everything you need to help you complete this care guide for Blue Dreams shrimp.

Grab your Blue Dream Shrimp in packs of 5 or 10, or check out our breeder's pack. This guarantees you a consistent and ideal ratio for a breeding colony, with 7 females and 3 male shrimp in each pack. When you purchase our Blue Dreams shrimp in a 5 or 10 pack, we provide random scoops from our collection of Blue Dream shrimp, so there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the right male/female ratio.

For all of your Blue Dream shrimp needs, shop Shrimpy Business!
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