Taiwan Fire Red Shrimp QTY 10

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Product Overview

USA BRED SHRIMP!

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.

Breeding

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
    beautiful shrimp

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Sep 2014

    All shrimp arrived alive and are doing well in my tank. They have great color and I am very impressed!

  • 5
    excellent shrimp

    Posted by james moore on 26th Mar 2014

    shrimp arrived very well packaged, all eleven(1 extra) alive & kicking. very colorfull shrimp.As always you can't beat this company when it comes to buying shrimp or anything else. Excellent customer service.

  • 5
    Fantastic shrimp, great variety in ages and sexes

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Jan 2014

    I was able to pick these guys up in person as I'm local. These shrimp all made it through acclimation with no problems. All the shrimp are energetic and have great coloration.

  • 5
    beautiful + several different ages

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Jan 2014

    Arrived alive and active. Some of them are as dark as the picture shown above, but I was pleased that some were a brighter shade of red. The variation is very aesthetically pleasing.
    I was also very happy that on top of 6 adults, I also got 2 that were about halfway grown, and 3 that were still almost babies, just starting to color.
    A few days later, and they are all still happy and healthy.
    I'm very pleased, and will order from here again.

  • 5
    The shrimp have landed...

    Posted by J. Fay on 9th Dec 2013

    The fire reds arrived in perfect condition.

  • 5
    Awesome Fire Reds

    Posted by Tj on 18th Nov 2013

    These arrived alive & very active. They look great with the Golden Bees I also ordered. Thanks Ron!

  • 5
    Fire in the tank

    Posted by Ananda Patterson on 22nd Sep 2013

    Gorgeous, healthy, and cheeky little shrimp. Like other shrimp I have bought from you, these guys are just full of it, curious and fearless. Some shrimp just seem to disappear into my jungle-planted tank, but not these guys -- they are front and center. I also love the bright red legs and deep red color, much nicer than typical cherries. No losses in shipping, acclimation, or after. Very healthy little fellas.

  • 5
    Awesome Vivid Fire Reds

    Posted by Jordan Sakaino on 27th Aug 2013

    First time ordering livestock online so I was pretty nervous but the shrimp were active and swimming around. I was very surprised at how red these shrimp were even when they were stressed from being shipped over. Lost some shrimp but I ordered 2 day shipping so I highly recommend next day shipping. Definitely going to order more of these! Thanks Ron

  • 5
    Perfect as always!

    Posted by Heather McEnespy on 23rd Feb 2013

    Thanks again for always impressing me with the most beautiful and healthy shrimp! Alpha Pro will always be my breeder of choice. Thanks so much Ron!