Sakura Shrimp QTY 10

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Product Overview


English name: Red Sakura

Scientific Name
Neocaridina Heteropoda var. "Red Sakura"

Origin: Varies by strain

Size male/female: 0.8 inch / 1.0 in

Water temperature: 68 - 78F

Water Parameters: pH 6.5 - 7.8

Breeding Rate: High

Behaviour: non-agressive

Difficulty: Easy-Medium

Color Grading

Sakura Red Shrimp

The body of the female is almost entirely red, there may be some translucent patches near the underbelly and a saddle may still be visible. Cracking in the carapace may also be visible. The males may look similar to male cherry shrimp and be near colorless.


Fire Red Shrimp

The body and legs are red without cracking to the carapace. There maybe some slight spotting on the legs but they should be mostly red in color. There may be some translucence to the carapace such that the saddle may still be visible but still difficult to see under poor lighting.


Taiwan Fire Red Shrimp

Very similar to the Fire Reds with two notable exceptions, first there is a distinct uniformity in the coloration, with the red covering all visible parts of the shrimp and second they apparently breed a higher percentage of similar offspring than normal fire red with 80-90% being of similar grade.


Painted Fire Red Shrimp

There is a deeper darker color here, in both the males and the females. The saddle is rarely visible even under direct light and the males look between high grade sakura reds and can have coloration similar to the females.

Taiwan Fire Red Shrimp, also known as Taiwan Painted Shrimp. Very similar to the Fire Reds with two notable exceptions, first there is a distinct uniformity in the coloration, with the red covering all visible parts of the shrimp and second they apparently breed a higher percentage of similar offspring than normal fire red with 80-90% being of similar grade.

If you want a shrimp to stand out in your tank, this is the one. They are a very undemanding shrimp and will acclimate to most water conditions as long as you avoid extremes. I keep mine in a PH of 7.0 and 74 degrees. They are easy to reproduce and are a delight to watch. Their coloring, especially on adult females looks like they were painted with red paint. This is a must have shrimp for shrimp hobbyist.


About as "plug and play" as shrimp breeding gets, they breed in most water conditions and do so frequently. Once Breeding age is reached a single sexed pair kept in stable water conditions without outside predation of the shrimp fry(babies) could realistically yield hundreds of shrimp within a years time given enough space and food. When purchasing these shrimp for breeding it is wise to purchase at least 8-10 at a time to guarantee at least a couple pairs, additionally 1 shrimp per gallon to start(but at least 8) is a good rule if frequent breeding is desired. The rate of breeding is only slightly lower than lower grade Cherry red shrimp, but the number of viable offspring (that don't need to be culled) also affects the reproduction rate.



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  • 4
    First time buyer

    Posted by Matthew Albert on 12th Apr 2017

    Just received my order. Very pleased with the company as a whole. Very fast delivery and packaged extremely well. Every shrimp was alive and active, they seem very healthy. Although kinda disappointed with the size as the discription of the shrimps size said approximately 1/2 inch. Only 2 of the shrimp where maybe that big all the rest were 1/4 inch or smaller. I also ordered 2 plants very nice size but they were kinda ragged. Will probably order again sometime.

  • 5
    great color and very active

    Posted by Unknown on 28th May 2016

    Very active and always seeking biofilm. Beautiful red color with the background of green Java moss and fern.

  • 5
    Stunning and lively

    Posted by Graham Gillies on 18th Apr 2016

    These guys have been a great addition to my tank; they arrived in perfect condition and after 30 minutes of acclimating them via the drip method, I added them to my tank and they took off and explored the whole place.

    They really catch the eye.

  • 5

    Posted by DONALD WALLING on 10th Jun 2015

    Am very happy with the arrival of the shrimp they were active and stayed active in their new home.

  • 5
    Bright red shrimp!

    Posted by David on 1st May 2015

    I ordered 10 sakuras, overnight Fedex. Ron included two extra, which more than made up for the one DOA. They were packaged in breather bags with filter media to cling to, insulated. I acclimated them per the instructions on the website, and they seem to be doing fine. (I ordered 8 RCS as well - see my review there).

    The buying experience was really good, as well. There was a problem with my order, and I was contacted fast enough to get my order out on time, and Ron was very responsive to emails. Gives you confidence that service and your business matters.

  • 5
    Shrimpy shrimps!

    Posted by TDawn on 17th Jan 2015

    So, I was a total doof and ordered these guys in January while the weather was in the teens. I was contacted with my ship date for the following (warmer) week, which was wonderful that they checked the temps whereas I did not.

    Shrimp were SUPERBLY packed, and even in their tiny baby state....are already vibrantly red. And you know the great thing? They're only going to get redder as they grow.

    SO pleased with my order! It's also worth noting that despite frigid nighttime temps (which couln't be avoided) every single shrimp made it alive and active. EVERY.....SINGLE.....ONE. :D

  • 5
    sakura shrimp

    Posted by kelly on 12th Apr 2014

    All arrived safe and alive,thank you.

  • 5
    Once again, great service and quality shrimps!

    Posted by DL on 11th Feb 2014

    As expected, the service was great and all shrimps arrived alive and very active.

    A very tiny baby extra (in addition to the extra that APB gives you) was in the bag and even that period size shrimp is alive and well.

    Best Quality shrimps that I have seen in my years in the hobby. I will buy from APB and no others.

  • 5

    Posted by Pete on 8th Feb 2014

    Great packaging for a 2 day trip to the northeast during a cold snowy trip. All shrimp alive, active and kicking right out of the box. Thanks for the freebie also! Will order again.