Taiwan Fire Red Shrimp QTY 10

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Product Overview


English name: Fire Red

Scientific Name
Neocaridina Heteropoda var. "Fire Red"

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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  • 5
    Taiwan Fire Red Shrimp

    Posted by Tracy Linn on 30th Oct 2020

    When I unboxed these I was shocked at the really deep red color these shrimp had even with shipping stress. All arrived alive and acclimated very well. Am looking forward to the first batch of offspring.

  • 5
    Healthy shrimp

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Feb 2017

    All of my cherry shrimp are young so i could not tell about their color yet. Hope they will turn out fine but for now they are healthy and active. And thanks for the extra stuff.

  • 5
    I'm being overrun!

    Posted by Randy Simmons on 14th Aug 2016

    Started with 10. By day 3 in my QT there were numerous little tiny, barely visible, babies. I now have too many to count. Transitioned the more mature to their new, shrimp only, nano tank and now a bunch of babies in there while my QT is still breeding! My water parameters are nowhere close to those posted - PH high sevens or low eights, temp running high 70's due to lights on nano tank. They don's seem to care.

  • 5

    Posted by Jordan Strickland on 2nd Aug 2016

    wow what a difference a week can make. lost 2 shrimp but i think they were stressed from the fish i had them in with. they are all in their own tank now and WOW they are really beautiful. I cant wait to see what they look like next week and thank you again APB for delivering a top notch product!

  • 3
    good but.......

    Posted by Jordan on 23rd Jul 2016

    I received all shrimp alive due to overnight shipping. Great customer service. The shrimp I received were marketed as Taiwan painted fire shrimp but were not that color grade. The ordinary fire shrimp I get from my LFS are higher grade color. Maybe they will get better color as time passes I'm not sure. I will update.
    From APB:
    They take a few days to color up from shipping and Fire red shrimp don't get their painted look until adulthood and they have had a few molts.

  • 4
    Eight months later

    Posted by Ruth Miller on 19th Jun 2016

    Ordered these guys last August. Twelve arrived in good shape with no problems, drip aclimated them for two hours and put them in. Beautiful shrimp, the reds I have always wanted.
    As the months passed, the numbers decreased, most of the shrimp shipped were adults, and no breeding. I was worried that I had all females.
    Now I have only four of the original twelve, but near a hundred little ones and my two females are berried again. Strangely enough, my two males are darker in coloration than the females. Will order from APB when they have more shrimp I desire in stock.

  • 5
    nice red and size

    Posted by T.Yang on 2nd Nov 2015

    Ordered some Taiwan red cherry. All came in nice and red... got different size too which is nice

  • 5
    Good dark red color on shrimp

    Posted by DW on 15th Sep 2015

    The Taiwan fire red shrimp arrived looking great.
    After I got them in tank they were very ambitious.

    Thank you for great shrimp

  • 5
    Best Taiwan Fire Reds

    Posted by Monico De La Torre on 6th Feb 2015

    I placed my order at 11:30 eastern time and my order went out with the 12pm pick up. By far the best customer service and fastest shipping turn around I have received.
    Shrimp are absolutley gorgeous, adult size, vibrant red, and active. All shrimp arrived alive in a well insluated box with a heat pack! These are the real deal if you looking for hot Fire Red Cherry Shrimp. I recommend them. I also used Fedex next day service. I'm cheap, but I paid the money to get my shrimp safe and had no doa.... You get what you pay for..
    Thanks Ron!!