Red Cherry Shrimp
Cherry shrimp are a variation of the red sakura shrimp – or “super red shrimp”. In general they are a lighter “cherry” red thank the deeper color of the sakura grade, but the same species. Though less pricey many aquarists enjoy the bright red and subtle color variations of cherry shrimp. These exotic shrimp will breed with other Caridina species in the aquarium. The offspring colors will be unpredictable.
Cherry shrimp are delicate scavengers and are attractive inhabitants of planted tanks and small aquariums. Cichlids and aggressive larger fish will eat them, but otocinclus, most tetras, small loaches, rasboras, snails all make good tank mates.
- Scientific Name: Neocaridina multidentata
- Origin: Asia
- Lifespan: 3 years
- Max Size: 3/4 inch
- Food: Algae and Detritus
- Shipping Size: 1/2 inch