Caridina and neo-caridina are recently the main emerging protagonists of the fresh water fishkeeping.
Their popularity is grown up hand in hand with that of the fresh water nano tank.
Nano tank aquariology has gone through a big development because it doesn’t need big costs and space investiments so it is accessible to everyone.
Most of the fishkeeping market leader traders, in line with the new trend, have invested for developing and commercializing the nano sector products.
In this context, Caridina have become the stars of the show that now include millions of fans around the world.
They are beautiful, vivacious and elegant, they don’t require any major care and reproduce themselves with ease.
Starting from the multi-toothed Caridina (ex Japonica), appeared a dozen years ago in the aquariums of Takashi Amano, in recent years have been selected in the East several species of Caridina and Neo-Caridina, : Cantonensis, Heteropoda, Breviata, Serrata ending with the fascinating wild species from the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi and Borneo
The Caridina attract a huge audience of enthusiasts so the farmers (mainly Japanese, Chinese and German) are constantly in search of new selections to create new varieties always fascinating and unique.
As it was for the Discus, Guppy, Betta and Killy, the natural consequence of this new passion is the appearance of Contests dedicated to Caridina and Neo-Caridina, where farmers from all over the world show their valuable selections which are submitted, judged and rewarded.
Contests are great opportunities for the hobbyist who wants to enjoy, learn and acquire new specimens, for the breeder who has a way to show off his work by exposing his selections and for the companies that, linking their name to the Contest , aim to display their products and specific efforts to this little slice of developing market.
Once again, Napoli Aquatica observes the market trends and interprets the enthusiasts’ needs, channeling these opportunities as part of its international trade fair, where “NaQ Caridine Contest 2011”, will be one of the main attractions that will be proposed by this event in September.