Red Cherry Shrimp

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A Red Cherry Shrimp can be a great little freshwater shrimp to add to an aquarium.

Their bright red color really adds beauty to a tank, especially one loaded with live green aquarium plants and black gravel or substrate.

Cherry Shrimp or Neocaridina heteropoda, also known simply as Cherry Shrimp, are natives of Taiwan. But most available in stores today are bread in captivity as they can reproduce in fresh water. Red Cherry Shrimp are active and interesting to watch.

Red Cherry Shrimp Care Red Cherry Shrimp care is easy because these invertebrates are pretty low maintenance and self sufficient. Red Cherry Shrimp are hardy and adaptable to a wide range of water conditions provided the aquarium water remains stable.

Water parameters should be in the tropical community tank range:

Water Temperature: 72 – 78 Degrees Fahrenheit, with a wider range possible Aquarium

pH: 7.0 – 7.8, although some suggest a wider range is acceptable

Aquarium Lighting: Standard community tank lighting works

Red Cherry Shrimp seem to be comfortable in aquarium water that is on the hard side, with a decent flowing current.

The key is to keep water conditions stable, and avoid ammonia spikes, high nitrites, high nitrates.

Also be careful when using medications and most importantly avoid copper because it can be fatal to aquarium shrimp.


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