Shrimp are marine crustaceans that are found on the bottom of the water in nearly every environment around the world. Shrimps are generally tiny in size, with some species of shrimp being so small that many animals cannot see them.
The red cherry shrimp is a freshwater invertebrate that is very peaceful. They are also very hardy and will accept a wide range of water parameters. Since the cherry shrimp is so tiny, they can be kept in small aquariums. The red cherry shrimp is an omnivore. They are scavengers and will mainly graze on live plants and clean up the floor of your aquarium. As with all aquatic invertebrates, it is important to make sure copper does not get into the aquarium.
Red Cherry Shrimp Care
Scientific Name: Neocaridina denticulate sinenis
Common Names: Cherry Shrimp, Red Cherry Shrimp.
Natural Habitat: Taiwan.
Care Level: They are easy and great for a freshwater beginner with a small tank!
Adult Size: 3 cm.
Life span: It varies, usually 1-2 years.
Water Temperature: 70°F-80°F
Water pH: 7 – 8
Behavior: Very Peaceful.
Tank Size: 1 gallon and up.
Tank Mates: Cherry Shrimp are best kept with peaceful community shrimp. Do not mix with large aggressive fish because they will get eaten.
Tank Region: Bottom of the tank, but will climb on plants.
Gender: Females are more red and the males are clear.
For great information about keeping Shrimp in Aquariums, and for information about Shrimp in general, please go to the following links.
Red Cherry Shrimp
Animals A – Z – Shrimp
At this page here, you can see photos of a baby Red Cherry Shrimp being born. It is called a Hatchling.