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Red Cherry Shrimp

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Red Cherry Shrimp

Overview:

The Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda), also known as Red Cherry Shrimp or RCS, is a dwarf freshwater shrimp native to Taiwan.

It belongs to the Atyidae family of invertebrates, of which there are more than 20 other varieties of Shrimp.

It is a freshwater Shrimp that is incredibly peaceful and renowned for its algae eating capabilities.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists, it is one of the hardiest and easy to keep Shrimp available.

They will add color into any tank which they are placed in and are very undemanding requiring very little upkeep.

Interestingly in the wild they come in a variety of colors, however in the aquarium trade you will generally only find them in red. Their deep red is due to years of selective breed; in fact they are now graded depending on the shade and depth of red (more on this later).

This invertebrate is very hardy and will survive in nearly all freshwater aquarium setups. It will thrive in heavily planted setups with lots of shelter and hiding spots.

Behavior

They are known for their peaceful and non-aggressive behavior.

If you watch them you will see that they spend large periods of their day grazing on whatever is in your aquarium; plants, moss, substrate etc.

They are very active and will be busy during the day and night.

Cherry Shrimp Habitat and Tank Conditions

In the wild Neocaridina heteropoda, originate from Taiwan. They live in streams and ponds surrounded by densely packed plants and a rocky substrate.

So for your aquarium you should try to emulate their natural conditions in the wild as closely as possible.

They thrive in densely planted aquariums that have lots of hiding crevices and moss; you can also include some driftwood in the tank as they will nibble the algae from it. They will also eat the plant matter debris which can make up a reasonable part of their diet.

Moss is needed in the aquarium as they will groom themselves and hide within in; you can use java moss. Remember when your shrimp feels safest they will present themselves with the brightest coloration.

In terms of substrate you can use small pebbles to replicate the rocky substrate which they are used to

Tank Conditions

Now onto ideal water conditions for your inverts.

Generally the lower grade shrimps can tolerate poorer water conditions. However the higher grade shrimps need better water conditions.

The pH level should be between 6.5-8.0, and you should maintain a temperature between 65-85 °F.

Just as a reminder though, you should not place them in an un-cycled tank because they are very sensitive to nitrites.

 

PRODUCT DETAILS

For sale are shrimp juvies  ( About 4-6 weeks, roughly 45 days ) ~ 8mm in size , and will reach breeding age in 45 days 


 

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Red Cherry Shrimp

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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Shrimp/cholla wood

All arrived alive. Just gotta wait for them to get colour. Maybe less than juvies. Cholla wood needs time to sink because dry but still a great product.

Still happy with them. Thanks

J
J.M.
Excellent shop, service and delivery.

This was my first online purchase of livestock (Red Cherry Shrimp and a Nerite Snail). I put in a late order before Christmas and the team at Micro Aquatics bent over backwards to get it to me before (Thank you). The live stock arrived the next day, in solid packaging and top condition. A little extra too ;)

L
L.D.
red cherry shrimp

Shrimp arrived swiftly, well packaged and 100% alive. Happily co-habiting with some Darwin shrimp in my heavily planted tank. Very happy customer.

L
L.A.
Red cherry shrimp

Got 5 red cherry shrimp and they are adorable! My kids love them, I ended up ordering 12 more different coloured ones.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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T
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Shrimp/cholla wood

All arrived alive. Just gotta wait for them to get colour. Maybe less than juvies. Cholla wood needs time to sink because dry but still a great product.

Still happy with them. Thanks

J
J.M.
Excellent shop, service and delivery.

This was my first online purchase of livestock (Red Cherry Shrimp and a Nerite Snail). I put in a late order before Christmas and the team at Micro Aquatics bent over backwards to get it to me before (Thank you). The live stock arrived the next day, in solid packaging and top condition. A little extra too ;)

L
L.D.
red cherry shrimp

Shrimp arrived swiftly, well packaged and 100% alive. Happily co-habiting with some Darwin shrimp in my heavily planted tank. Very happy customer.

L
L.A.
Red cherry shrimp

Got 5 red cherry shrimp and they are adorable! My kids love them, I ended up ordering 12 more different coloured ones.

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Yes, it is, in fact, shrimps love them as bonsai driftwood provide covers, supply backup food ( Moss ) and help to soften the water.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
100%
(4)
0%
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0%
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0%
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T
T.
Shrimp/cholla wood

All arrived alive. Just gotta wait for them to get colour. Maybe less than juvies. Cholla wood needs time to sink because dry but still a great product.

Still happy with them. Thanks

J
J.M.
Excellent shop, service and delivery.

This was my first online purchase of livestock (Red Cherry Shrimp and a Nerite Snail). I put in a late order before Christmas and the team at Micro Aquatics bent over backwards to get it to me before (Thank you). The live stock arrived the next day, in solid packaging and top condition. A little extra too ;)

L
L.D.
red cherry shrimp

Shrimp arrived swiftly, well packaged and 100% alive. Happily co-habiting with some Darwin shrimp in my heavily planted tank. Very happy customer.

L
L.A.
Red cherry shrimp

Got 5 red cherry shrimp and they are adorable! My kids love them, I ended up ordering 12 more different coloured ones.

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