Adult Size: 1 ″
Minimum Tank Volume: 15 litres
Temperature: 65 – 85°F (18-29°C)
Ideal pH: 6.2 – 8
Diet: Omnivore, Algae eater
Lifespan: Up To 2 Years
These stunning red shrimp are fast becoming the most popular scavenger and algae eater for small peaceful community aquariums. They adapt readily to a vast range of tank conditions and are completely peaceful. Cherry shrimp will also breed readily in most aquariums.
Due to their small adult size, Cherry shrimps need to be kept with fish that are small enough no to eat them. Guppies, small tetras, microrasboras and endlers are all good tank mates. Cherry shrimps will graze tirelessly on hair algae in the aquarium but their diet should be supplemented with a specialist crustacean food to ensure that they are receiving all necessary vitamins and minerals. These shrimp will scavenge on all aquarium foods and this makes them beneficial to the tank.
At least one area of dense live plants is preferred by Cherry shrimps. They are a shy species when fish are present and live plants will give them an area of cover. Small caves also work well for this purpose and should be included to give the shrimps a place to hide when they shed their skin.
Shrimp are very hardy to most water conditions but do not like fast pH changes. They require zero ppm Ammonia and Nitrite and less than 25ppm Nitrate. Oxygen levels must be kept high by using efficient filtration. All crustaceans are extremely sensitive to Some medications (especially copper) so always check before you add medications to the aquarium.