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Cherry Shrimp B Grade / qty10


Product Description

PH Range: 6.6 – 8.0
Hardness Range: 3 – 10 dkh
Temperature Range: 64 – 82 F.
Size: .75-1.5’
Diet: Omnivore
Habitat: Fully Aquatic
Life Span: 1 – 2 years

An unknown shrimp enthusiast did much work and spent an enormous amount of time to breed these red shrimp by selecting variants of the wild Neocaridina Heteropoda. Thus, the Red Cherry Shrimp is the result of careful and selective breeding. This variation was bred originally in Germany and didn’t appear in the US until the 1990s when it really took off in popularity. Because they are easy to care for, most people new to the hobby of raising and breeding shrimp will choose the Red Cherry Shrimp. They adapt to different water parameters easily. Just keeping the water clean, with the help of the algae eating shrimp, will provide a happy environment for the shrimp. Changing water when needed will also help to keep them healthy and breeding. Finally, a tank with without predators and with plants to feed on and spots to hide or climb in is very important. Being omnivores, Red Cherry Shrimp are not very picky about their diet. Anything that falls into the bottom of the tank may be considered to be food. They love to eat algae and will keep your tank clean. You should supplement their diet with fish food flakes and pellets if you have a large number of them in your tank. Blanched bits of vegetables are a good diet variation to keep the shrimp happy. When shrimp come toward the food in numbers then they are healthy. Sluggish feeding is not an auspicious sign of breeding or health. Shrimp will mate after they mature and your females will virtually stay pregnant once they are mature. After maturation, at about 3 months to six months depending on water conditions, they will molt. Immediately after molting is the only time a female can breed because her sex parts are still soft. Once they have mated, the female will carry her fertilized eggs for anywhere between 3 – 4 weeks. Then the young will hatch from the eggs. They will look like their parents but in miniature size. These are nonaggressive shrimp and get along well with each other and other species as well. They are active swimmers and beautiful to watch as they graze for algae. You can easily spend hours observing them because they are very social and move around grazing on algae during the day. When the females are berried, they like to hide in dark places. For that reason, it is good to have enough plants and props in the tank to provide many places to hide. Keep medicine away from your shrimp tank as medicine has often a lot of copper particles in it. This will irreversibly harm the shrimp. Copper or copper containing items should be totally kept away from shrimp or shrimp tanks.

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  1. sooo tiny! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Apr 2018

    These shrimp are so tiny I haven't seen them much since I them to my tank. Otherwise healthy, good color, and well worth the money.

  2. Great service and quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Mar 2018

    My shrimp arrived as scheduled and very well packed. I was worried of travel temperatures as there was a snow storm happening in most of the country and I was using USPS service which doesn't warranty live arrival. All my shrimp were alive and water temperature was good. They all adapted really well to my nano aquarium.

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