Cherry Shrimp B Grade QTY 10

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Product Overview


English name: Red Cherry Shrimp

Scientific name:

Neocaridina heteropoda var. red


Size male/female: 0.8 inch / 1 in

Water temperature: 64 - 82 �F

Water Parameters: pH 6.5 - 8.0

Breeding Rate: very high

Behaviour: non-aggressive

Difficulty: very easy

The Red Cherry Shrimp is undoubtedly the most popular shrimp in the hobby due to the relatively easy ability to breed as well as their ability to live in many different water parameters. Most shrimp hobbyists start out with this species because of it easy requirements and to also learn about dwarf shrimp in general. Once acquiring experience in the hobby through keeping the Red Cherry Shrimp most hobbyists move on to the more difficult species like Tiger Shrimp and Crystal Red Shrimp. Other names for this species is Cherry Shrimp, Cherry Red Shrimp and the acronym R.C.S. means simply Red Cherry Shrimp (RCS). Adult females get the reddest colors, with the males having a more mottled red.

Water Parameters

The Red Cherry Shrimp can be housed in many different water parameters. I have kept them in a pH range from 6.0 to 8.0, soft and hard water, temperatures from 72F to 84F and in many different soils like ADA Aquasoil and normal gravel. It is common knowledge that the Red Cherry Shrimp can live in almost any freshwater aquarium given that the tank is habitable and does not contain predators of course. Some have even reported putting them in ponds and in filterless tanks which I don't recommend however. In other words, the Red Cherry Shrimp is the hardiest shrimp in the freshwater aquarium shrimp hobby.


 These are    1/2"  - 3/4"  



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  • 5
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    Posted by Kara Weaver on 19th Mar 2018

    All the shrimp arrived alive except for one and they put a spare one in the order :). The Shrimp are happy and healthy and loving their new home in an established planted tank.

    I originally got these guys for an algae-eating crew but realized they are much more than that. I am going to see if the pregnant one will have her babies in my nano tank, I can't wait! Thank you for the fast service and shipping!