• Regular Grade Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)
  • Regular Grade Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)

Regular Grade Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)

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We have added an older one of our photos of a colony that represents the regular grade cherry shrimp better (we will be updating this picture).
Add some color and excitement to your aquarium with Red Cherry Shrimp!  These shrimp look great, clean your tank, and are a blast to watch!  The beautiful, red coloration helps this little shrimp stand out sharply against any backdrop, plants, or substrate in any aquarium. Like all dwarf shrimp, they are very active and breed quickly. A colony of these shrimp works as a very effective cleaning crew for your aquarium, consuming algae and detritus. Our red cherry shrimp ship out as breeding age young adults that are about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in length.

These are regular grade cherry shrimp, which means that they will not be solid red like the higher grade Sakura Fire Red Cherry Shrimp and the Painted Fire Red Cherry Shrimp. Some red spots are present but shrimp will have lots of clear patches.
These are freshwater shrimp and can live in almost any freshwater aquarium.  They are very popular for planted tanks and community tanks, and many people use them in large aquariums for waste management and algae control. We generally ship young adult shrimp that are already of breeding age!
All Red Cherry Shrimp are extremely adaptable creatures. Some of the younger shrimp have not reached their full potential yet and will grow into a deep red color as long as they are comfortable in the tank. Lower intensity lighting and dark substrate also helps them achieve the deepest and darkest reds.
What We Like About This Shrimp:
  • Beautiful red coloration
  • Completely peaceful with all non-aggressive tankmates
  • Safe with all plants
  • Excellent scavenger
  • Temperature: 64° - 84° F (17.8° - 28.8° C)
  • pH: 6.5 - 7.5
  • KH: 0 - 10 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 2 gallons
  • Diet: Scavenger that feeds continually.  Requires very little feeding in a well-established aquarium containing algae, biofilm, or decaying plant matter.  In less mature aquariums, high quality dry foods with high plant content can be fed multiple times daily. Our Spirulina flakes and BacterAE make excellent staple food products for these shrimp.
  • Warning! Avoid any food product, medication, or plant fertilizer that contains Copper of any form. Copper is toxic to invertebrates. Many commercial fish foods, medications, and plant fertilizers contain copper or more commonly copper sulfate. Always look at the ingredient list for any product going into the aquarium to ensure they are copper free.
  • Social behavior: Peaceful.  A small group can continually replenish and grow its population
  • Origin: Tank-raised in and indigenous to Taiwan
  • Average adult size: 1 - 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm)
  • Average purchase size: 1/2 - 3/4 inch (1.3 - 1.9 cm)


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