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Orange Sakura Shrimp Qty 8


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Orange Sakura ist eine sehr schöne Farbvariante der schon länger bekannten Sakura-Garnele. Gerd Voss
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    Die orange Sakura-Garnele stammt aus einem Stamm roter Sakura ...
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Product Description

PH Range:   6.5 – 8.0
Size:   1- 1.2”
Hardness Range: 3-15
Diet:   Omnivores
Temperature Range:   64 – 82 F.
Habitat:   Fully Aquatic
Life Span:   1-2 years

These are very new shrimp in the market. They are also known as Pumpkin Shrimp and Orange Fire Shrimp. First bred in Germany, it has been bred from the Red Cherry Shrimp by careful selection. Once offspring proved that the color was true-bred, the Orange Sakura Shrimp gained drastically in popularity. Now it reigns over the more common Red Cherry Shrimp in its current status. Despite selective breeding practices, this species is easy to care for and is actually quite hardy. Even the non-experienced hobbyist will find success when breeding these shrimp. The most important needs of the shrimp are clean water with excellent filtration. Make sure the tank is cycled and free of ammonia and nitrites when introducing these shrimp. Anything falling to the bottom of the tank is considered food. They are scavengers and are well able to live on bio-film, or algae, for some time if the ratio of shrimp to water does not exceed 3:1. When you have more than 3 shrimp per gallon then you should feed them small amounts of special shrimp food or just plain fish food flakes or pellets. You can also give them a little blanched spinach a couple times a week. These shrimp will easily crossbreed with Red Cherry Shrimp. Reproduction takes place in freshwater. Males are slightly smaller than females. When a female becomes sexually mature, she will develop a saddle, which identifies her as a female. She also will often be berried. They breed often and with no problems occurring, there should be hundreds of hatchlings per years. Gestation is between 3 – 4 weeks. As soon as the young shrimp hatch, the female is ready to breed again. They are very peaceful, non-aggressive types of shrimp. Orange Sakura Shrimp gets along well with tank mates. To keep the species pure and the babies from being mistaken as food, it may be prudent to keep species separate. A sponge over the filter is another precaution to keep babies alive and from being sucked to their death. Copper and other metals containing copper must not be allowed in contact with the shrimp or water. They are highly sensitive to copper and can be killed by the leaching effect of copper into water. Medicines also have copper products in them, so be very careful when selecting treatments for your tanks with shrimp.


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Product Reviews

  1. Very active 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Feb 2016

    Large shrimps (for freshwater shrimp) were sent. Often seen swimming across the front of aquarium. Not very orange, more like salmon colored

  2. Orange shrimp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Apr 2014

    This is my first time ordering any live aquarium items. All of the shrimp ordered arrived with good color, of a similar size and one extra shrimp included was the only shipping fatality. The moss ball in this same shipment was smaller than I expected, but is a perfect size for the tank. I will be ordering more shrimp and moss balls.

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