Red Cherry Shrimp Care Guide

Blub

Red Cherry Shrimp
(Neocaridina sinensis var.red)


Common names:
Red cherry shrimp, RCS, Cherry shrimp,

Size: 3cm

pH: 7.0-8.0

Tempº: 4ºC - 28ºC

Tank region: Bottom layer

Origin: Taiwan, Southern China

Gender: Males are smaller than females, ad more transparent. Females are bright red, with some exceptions.

Notes: These small freshwater shrimp are a popular addition to the community aquarium. They are easily bred, as long as you provide good conditions. Shrimp are particularly sensitive to Nitrate – and it should keep it at under 20.

Live plants such are beneficial to shrimp, as they provide somewhere to hide, help control Nitrates, and of course, are visually pleasing.

Java moss and Java fern are particular favorites, as they thrive in the same conditions the shrimp do. It is good to place leaves of Ash or Oak trees in a bucket of aquarium water for a few days, then place them in the tank.

The shrimp will feed on the micro-organisms on the leaf, and strip it down to the skeleton, which should be removed and replaced. In order to breed them successfully, you should make it a shrimp only tank. Ideally, you should keep the temperature Tropical, although they can survive in the colder climes.

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