Cherry Shrimp 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
    Great quality, arrived healthy and received extras!

    Posted by Cody on 13th Oct 2019

    Ordered 20 RCS and received 22 total. Very healthy. Great place to do business!

  • 5
    very happy

    Posted by Myra Ramos on 18th Mar 2019

    Very good quality recommend buying from them.

  • 5
    very happy

    Posted by Myra Ramos on 10th Mar 2019

    Very happy sow far I really will recommend you guys.

  • 5
    Live and healthy with extras

    Posted by Bathsheba on 1st Apr 2018

    Packed well with moss, arrived safe, colored up super red in a few days. Very happy with these for my first shrimp.

  • 5
    Cherry Shrimp

    Posted by Tanya on 12th Oct 2017

    Very happy with my Shrimp! They all arrived alive and healthy with a couple tiny babies. It's been 2 weeks since I got them and they are doing well. I have ordered some from another company only to have them die off. Pleased that I received smaller shrimp as they seem to acclimate better. Couldn't be happier, will definitely order from Alpha Pro Breeders again! Thank you!

  • 5
    Best breeder ever

    Posted by Cheryl Tucker on 28th May 2017

    They came healthy clear at first but became flaming red once in their new home! Got some cute babies too Everyone's eating and bootin around happily c: Thank you so much

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Apr 2017

    High quality shipped in breather bags with small bits of java moss and other greens. Packed well and shipped promptly. 5/5 would order again

  • 5
    Beautiful Red Cherry Shrimp!

    Posted by MaryAnn on 13th Oct 2016

    These very cherry shrimp arrived in good form, high quality coloring & are very hardy. I've had them for about a week. Have ordered from Alpha Pro Breeders before and never been disappointed. The customer service is exemplary.
    They have proved their resilience, though I wouldn't recomend this method if it can be avoided! They made it through Hurricane Matthew and 3 days of subsequent power outage! Hooray! I was ill prepared with no battery back up and did the best I could.
    And on a comparative note...An item I recently ordered from another vendor came without clear instructions or adequate info about or on care of the product. I was really put off as they included a business card with a menacing message and I quote "DO NOT leave a bad review" with no offer to help make things right! Never again will I order from those idiots, I don't care if it's the golden egg goose on a buy 1 get one free sale! It would probably have mental issues! LOL
    I am a very skeptical buyer these days and very low on cash recently. Alpha Pro is a fine and reputable company with quality products. The care about and respect animals by regarding their welfare as high priority. Also they have an awesome customer service rarely encountered these days.

  • 5
    Very Satisfied Purchaser

    Posted by Mike Grice on 16th Apr 2016

    Great lil shrimp, awesome colors and speedy delivery.