Cherry Shrimp QTY 5

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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
    All alive, most really colorful

    Posted by Patrick Duffy on 24th Feb 2018

    Got 1 extra baby (and I mean baby) with my order of 5. Asked for both sexes and I'm pretty sure I got both, however they are all juveniles so it's a bit hard to determine sometimes. One of them is extremely red, I'd say Sakura grade, and the others seem to vary between A-AA. They acclimated well and I see them all over the place in my 10G tank grazing; there are also Blue Bolts in there and the tank parameters are centered on Cardinia and the Cherries are doing fine. I'm expecting to be able to have both colonies reproducing in the same tank shortly.

  • 5
    Cherry shrimp

    Posted by Ricardo Rivera on 25th Mar 2017

    The cherry shrimp I received were great!

  • 5
    healthy and full of energy

    Posted by loretta mick on 22nd Jan 2017

    I was nervous with a storm going through CO that all of these lil guys wouldn't make it, but they did!
    Thank you for packing them so securely!

  • 2
    Disappointment Upon Arrival

    Posted by Gerry on 5th Jun 2016

    Upon opening the package as per the instructions, I found only 2 shrimps to be alive. It looked as though the 3 smaller shrimp had been partially eaten. It may have been the plastic green mesh that was put in the package instead of live plants for the shrimp to cling to. It was kind of stiff and had sharp edges and may have tore them apart. When I contacted the seller via email asking them to replace the 3 shrimp they said I didn't read the find print saying only shrimp shipped by FedEx would be replaced. Technically they were correct. Being a reasonable person I offered to pay for full shipping cost (about $9.00) if they would replace the 3 dead shrimp. I thought that was fair but they refused. They said if I placed another order for 5 shrimp at full cost and used
    FedEx they would "throw" in the extra 3 that were dead. I thought my offer was reasonable and will never order from them again

    From APB:
    Sorry you can't leave a package of live shrimp sitting outside for 7 hours in the middle of summer and expect us to replace them. Buyers can't use this kind of neglect and expect us to just send more.

  • 5
    healthy beautiful shrimp

    Posted by jonathan on 30th Jan 2016

    my order was in the winter time and Ron went out of his way to protect the shrimp. They were all healthy and are cleaning right now.

  • 5
    cherrys anyone

    Posted by frank on 31st May 2015

    they are fun and not shy.always working around the tank.five of these are spread out in the tank and they are so pretty to watch