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Cherry Shrimp, also known as Neocaridina heteropoda var. red, are a popular freshwater shrimp species for aquariums. They are known for their bright red coloration, making them a striking addition to any tank.


Cherry Shrimp are relatively easy to care for and are suitable for beginner aquarists. They prefer a tank with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH (around 7.0-8.0) and a temperature range of 68-78°F. The tank should be planted, as Cherry Shrimp love to graze on algae and other plant matter. They also prefer a substrate made of sand or gravel.


Cherry Shrimp are peaceful and non-aggressive, making them suitable for community aquariums. However, they may become prey to larger fish, so it's important to keep them with small and peaceful tankmates.


These shrimp are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including algae, detritus, and commercial shrimp pellets. It's important to provide them with a balanced diet to ensure their health and longevity.


Cherry Shrimp are prolific breeders and can quickly populate a tank if conditions are favorable. They are also easy to breed, making them a popular choice for hobbyists who want to start a shrimp breeding program.

Cherry Shrimp

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