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Red Armored Shrimp (Halocaridina rubra) is a species of freshwater shrimp that is commonly kept in aquariums. These shrimp are native to Hawaii and are sometimes called Hawaiian Red Shrimp or Volcano Shrimp.


Red Armored Shrimp are very hardy and can tolerate a wide range of water parameters. They can survive in slightly brackish water, but are most commonly kept in freshwater aquariums. They are relatively small, growing up to about 1 inch in length, and are generally peaceful and non-aggressive. They can be kept in groups and make a great addition to a community tank.


In terms of care, Red Armored Shrimp prefer a well-established aquarium with plenty of hiding places and live plants. They can be fed a varied diet of commercial shrimp pellets, blanched vegetables, and live or frozen foods. It is important to avoid overfeeding, as this can cause water quality issues.


Red Armored Shrimp are known for their vibrant red coloration and are a popular choice for aquarists looking to add color to their tank. They are also relatively easy to breed and can reproduce quickly in the right conditions. Overall, Red Armored Shrimp are a great addition to a freshwater aquarium and are easy to care for, making them a good choice for beginner aquarists.

Red Armor Shrimp

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