Neocaridina zhangiajiensis var. Snowball shrimp are freshwater invertebrates and belong to the family of Atyidae. They are also known as White Pearl shrimp. The origin of Neocaridina zhangiajiensis is Southeast Asia. This species is a pure white selectively bred species of the wild Neocaridina. White Pearl and Blue Pearl shrimp were both presented in Germany by Ulf Gottschalk in 2006. It took him years of selectively breeding to get a stable line of white color, which did not change in the next generations.
Snowball shrimp will stand out from other dwarf shrimps species via its pure white coloration. Without question, the Snowball shrimp will add a unique appearance to the peaceful tropical community aquarium. In addition, like any other Neocaridina shrimp, they are very prolific and hardy.