Red Cherry Shrimp - Neocaridina heteropoda
This small, but beautiful shrimp is great for controlling algae in aquaria. Females are a brilliant red color, while males have some red, but are noticeably duller in color. They are small - typically around 1/2 inch at the time of purchase - so be careful about who you are keeping them with; they can easily become a meal for an angelfish or other larger, but peaceful fish.
They are best kept in a small tank with small tetras and plenty of plants. They will take care of all types of algae quite well, and will also feed on excess food and plant matter that settles along the bottom of the tank. Because shrimp molt, they benefit from the addition of iodine about every month. Without iodine in the water, they are unable to break out of their old "shell". It is recommended that you keep about 1 shrimp per 1/4 gallon of water if possible, and for best algae-eating results.
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|Common Name||Red Cherry Shrimp|
|Scientific Name||Neocaridina heteropoda|
|Origin||Asia (China, Taiwan)|
|Max Size (in inches)||1|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||5|
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Ratings & Reviews
Red Cherry Shrimp
by Jim C
These little shrimp are very entertaning to watch. One of my female had eggs and they hatched. The babies are tiny and had to spot in the tank but, are growing quickly. If you want to raise the babies you must cover your filter intake with a piece of nylon hose in a tank with no other fish that could eat them. After they have grown they could be transfered to another tank. Red Cherry Shrimp do a wonderful job keeping my real plants and tanks clean.
Red Cherry Shrimp
These shrimp make a great clean up crew they eat any left over food or dying leaves they can find They're very active and seem to be constantly eating. And their bright color makes them an attractive addition. I started with 8 and now have close to 30. It's good thing they don't add much to the bio-load.
red cherry shrimp
these shrimp are the best! easy, and cool to look at. so far I have 4 of them.
<br>They are cool