View Full Version : Orange Fire - New color variation of neocaridina heteropoda?

25th Jun 2010, 09:12 PM
I just stumpled upon an auction in Japan where an neocaridina is sold wich looksa not red, not yellow but apricot or orange instead. Has anybody seen such a shrimp before? Is it a real photo? Here is the link to the image (http://imgk-a.dena.ne.jp/exk4/20100620/67/139458883_1.jpg).

25th Jun 2010, 09:23 PM
I think it's just a photo with over exposure.

26th Jun 2010, 06:34 PM
Found another website today from some German guy saying he has orange offspring in his Sakura strain (from jan 2010 on). Have a look:

7th Jul 2010, 09:27 PM
Latest information: This shrimps breed true; some keepers in Germany claim to have strains > 100 shrimps.

8th Jul 2010, 01:56 AM
Will are these shrimps be calling ?

8th Jul 2010, 04:55 AM
Great creatures!

8th Jul 2010, 12:06 PM
Will are these shrimps be calling ?
The breeder in Germany calles them Neocaridina 'Bright Orange'.

8th Jul 2010, 12:41 PM
Look like those small orange clayfish

8th Jul 2010, 04:58 PM
Seem these orange shrimp at a LFS in Canada here as well.

8th Jul 2010, 10:13 PM
hey there, I found 4-5 orange shrimps like those in the picture in my 50+ RCS population.
They seems to be interesting but i trow them away because I want to make strong wine red line of RCS :)

9th Jul 2010, 01:19 AM
Interested people should look in our species list. ;) :D

9th Jul 2010, 02:06 PM
wow, Frank, do you already have some of this shrimps? So will have a first class report on further breeding :deal2:

9th Jul 2010, 02:22 PM
Yes, I even have first offspring but very small.
They breed true and they are prolific like other Neocaridina.

18th Aug 2010, 07:24 PM
How do your shrimps do? Is the color still intense orange?

19th Aug 2010, 02:53 AM
There is no reason to loose the colour.
There are also Rii in this strain and males are not as intense coloured as females, what is usual for Neocaridina heteropoda.
I sent some for examination, then I will know more .

29th Aug 2010, 05:26 PM
Juvenile orange Sakura:

31st Aug 2010, 04:58 AM
nice variation of neocaridina
by the way is that marimo/moss ball?
thanks in advance

2nd Sep 2010, 05:39 AM
Yes, itīs Cladophora aegagropila

18th Oct 2010, 11:06 PM
Hi everyone!
I just stumbled upon this thread and I wanted to tell you
that I had bought a couple of shrimps, last spring.
The vendor named them 'Orange'.
Although I lost them in an unfortunate PH crash last summer, I posted a few shots in shrimp's now gallery.
If you look it up in my gallery you'll notice that the color is orange indeed, but i'm not sure of the species
'cause the head (in profile) looks not like neocaridina to me.
any suggestions? Thanks!

19th Oct 2010, 03:38 AM
Most probably C. propinqua.

21st Oct 2010, 06:00 AM
Actually it's funny i found this thread when i did, i just read an article about these shrimp and they are neocaridina heteropoda. As soon as i find the article again ill let you know but i believe is a selectively bred hybrid of cherry shrimp and another species.

21st Oct 2010, 01:33 PM
Here is some of my Sakuras.
They are not red, but has a "orange" look...
Not all "orange", but still nice shrimps...


6th Jan 2011, 08:21 AM
i have some new neocaridina heteropoda var. orange

it is a new form of "neocaridina heteropoda" var. in orange. you have the same birthrate like "red fire" or "white pearl". you dont need brackish water.
i use normal freshwater for my shrimps and i have this type of shrimp in the 3th. generation. 75% of each breed is orange and round about 25% are "rili"...
this type of shrimp was very new and rare and its "made in germany"...

i have posted some pics in the gallery...