This was my only adult chocolate in the tank. It passed away recently, but left with many offsprings though!
Chocolate Shrimp is the closest in coloration to its natural form. These brown shrimp however are bred over generations for a more solid brown.
- Scientific Name:Neocaridina Davidi (Heteropoda)
- Common Name:Chocolate Shrimp, Brown Shrimp, Sakura Chocolate, Fire Chocolate
Grading and Variations
Chocolate shrimp follow the same grading guide as Red Cherry shrimp: Cherry, Sakura, and Fire. The Cherry grade is transparent with specks of brown across its body. The Sakura is a more translucent brown, having only minor lines of dots of clear through its carapace. The Fire is entirely brown and has no obvious lines anywhere on its body. Painted Fire is referred to Fire grades that are completely opaque, and its saddles and eggs are on visible when viewed through high lighting.
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Fascinating primitive fish. They can live up to 30 years! Very expensive except the white species type. They need large tank. I’m still reading about them.