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Red Cherry Shrimp - (qty 10)


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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. shrimps in sweaters 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Nov 2019

    I ordered these after the snow hit here and mentioned that in my order. The shrimp arrived healthy with a ton of insulation foam keeping them warm. They were a bit sluggish when acclimating but they were great when they warmed back up. Now I've got plenty of healthy shrimp who are making great work of the tank gunk. Very pleased!

  2. Satisfaite! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Aug 2019

    Toutes vivantes à l'arrivée au Québec et elles se portent toujours bien

  3. Arrived Alive and Active 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th May 2019

    Despite a several day delayed arrival due to post office error (had absolutely nothing to do with the seller), the shrimp arrived alive and very active. They were quite a bit smaller than I expected. Due to their very small size I would not recommend adding them to a tank with fish until they have some time to grow larger. I learned the hard way. Despite lots of plants and places to hide they became a snack for my betta. :(

  4. Happy with the Shrimps 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Feb 2019

    First time ordering shrimp online (AZ). Well packaged and all arrived safe (no DOA). Shipping took an extra day, but putting that on the carrier.

    Shrimp I received were young and without much color, but acclimated well and gained their color soon after. No losses yet. Would definitely buy again.

  5. Great Shrimp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Feb 2018

    My friend bought these shrimp and they were thriving in his tank. I bought shrimp from a local aqua store and they all died :(. Bought a batch of cherry red shrimp from Elite and so far they have been doing very well. Shipping was fast and no DOA's.

  6. Love my lil shrimps 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Aug 2017

    Always good to trade with these guys. Shipping is easy to work with and they all have arrived ready for my tank. These are now building their own little colony.

  7. No complaints here! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Aug 2017

    My second order with Elite Inverts, both arrived on time and in great shape, only 1 casualty out of 15 ordered but an extra shrimp as lagniappe (cajun for a freebee) made up for that. I'm hoping to get some babies to really fill the tank up.

  8. Some of the best shrimp i've ordered 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jul 2017

    I bought these beautiful shrimp back on January 3rd. The reason i'm writing this so late is because i wanted to have a test of time and see just how well these shrimp keep up! And i have to say that without a doubt these shrimp were kept in pristine conditions prior to me receiving them! I give you the utmost praise for sending me such high quality and healthy shrimp. Thank you.

  9. GREAT CHERRY SHRIMP 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th May 2016


  10. Amazing color 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Apr 2016

    loved size and the color really strong read on all the shrimps, I have purchase before and I am very happy would definitely purchase again, the only donwside is that only 9 arrived alive the other 2 did not make the journey.

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