Cherry Shrimp Care Sheet
Cherry Shrimp (neocaridina denticulata sinensis)
Temperament - Peaceful
PH - 6.6-7.0
Temperature - 60-80 Degrees F
Diet - Invert Aquatic's NutriSpheres
Tank Size - 10 Gallons +
Cherry Shrimp are a very popular species of shrimp in the aquarium hobby due to their bright coloration and the ease of care. It is best to keep Cherry Shrimp in groups and in peaceful community tanks without predators. They are very active creatures and thrive in planted aquariums with lots of hiding places like caves and rock formations. Some Cherry Shrimp will be bright in color while others will have some variations of a more clear color, they will also be more dull in color in times of stress and when you first receive them during the acclimation process.
Cherry Shrimp will easily breed when kept in small groups. When a female is carrying eggs, you will easily spot tons of green eggs on her underside. She will often fan her bottom section to continually keep any algae or fungi from growing on the eggs. After about 30 days they will begin to hatch she will release them. Baby Shrimp are prone to being trapped in filters, it is recommended to use a sponge filter, or an intake filter sponge to avoid losing any.
Shrimp will feed on detritus and algae around the aquarium but it is best to supplement them with a pellet like Nutrispheres. Using a feeding dish will help reduce waste and make it easy to monitor your shrimp who will often hide. You can also feed blanched veggies, we recommend using a feeding cage so you can observe your shrimp and be able to remove any excess, uneaten food easily.
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