Scientific Name: Neocaridina denticulate sinenis "red"
Common Name: Red cherry shrimp/cherry shrimp
Cherry Shrimp Care Level:
Easy, good for people with small tanks. Need moss to climb on. In smaller tanks may need calcium supplement
Size: up to 3 cm.
pH: 7 - 8
Temperature: 21 - 26c
Water Hardness: 3 - 15 dkh
Cherry Shrimp Life Span: 1-2 years
Temperament: Very Peaceful
Cherry shrimp Breeding/Mating/Reproduction:
These shrimp are very easy to breed.
The females will start to turn very red and you will see yellow eggs being held in their swimlets.
Following this the females will release hormones into the water and the males will find her and mate.
The females can store sperm like guppys and mollys.
The female have total care and control of the eggs and then after a while they will release the baby shrimp.
The shrimp are miniature replicas of the adults.
You do not need to worry about the parents eating their young.
For best breeding results keep shrimp without other fish.
Compatible Tank Mates:
Most community fish.
Do not put with bigger or aggressive fish your shrimp they will eat them.
Will eat biofilm from plants.
Also will eat various algae types of algae and sinking pellets/extra fish food.
Bottom but if you have plants/decorations they will climb on them.
Females are reddish and males are clear
Calcium, Iodine (helps with molting)
The Cherry Shrimp are quickly becoming the most popular invertebrate in the freshwater aquarium hobby. Cherry shrimps are more tolerance and hardy as compared to other shrimps. Cherry shrimps make a good beginner shrimps in a planted tank or delicate shrimp tank. Cherry Shrimp, as with all other freshwater invertebrates are extremely sensitive to Copper, a common ingredient in many aquarium medications. Cherry Shrimp require something to climb on and to cling to in order to feel comfortable. Cherry shrimp are excellent algae eaters and will browse on many different algae types.
The Cherry Shrimp, although primarily algae-eaters, will also function as opportunistic scavengers to some degree. The red coloration of this shrimp depends on several factors such as mood, water conditions and food.
I started with approximately 12 Shrimps and now have somewhere around the 200 mark, therefore you must be prepared to either use a Large Tank or move quite a few to cut the population numbers down.
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