SubstrateSource Neocaridina heteropoda 'Red Cherry' - 20 Live Freshwater Dwarf Shrimp
- 20 live freshwater dwarf shrimp
- Peaceful omnivorous scavengers - great cleaners!
- Eat algae and most fish foods
- Mixed size 1/4 - 1 inch long - mixed sex
- SubstrateSource Care Guide included
SubstrateSource Neocaridina heteropoda Cherry 20 Shrimp SubstrateSource Neocaridina heteropoda "Red Cherry Shrimp" are peaceful additions to freshwater aquarium. They are scavengers, feeding on pretty much anything they can get ahold of. Keep in mind that shrimp are generally the target of predators, so if you have aggressive fish (e.g. Cichlids), you should not buy these shrimp. Although fish with small mouths may not be able to eat the shrimp, constant pecking by fish can stress and kill cherry shrimp. With this in mind, make sure there are plenty of places for shrimp to hide. If you do have fish, check out our hardscape products for ideas.
Cherry shrimp are easy to care for in the home freshwater aquarium and breed easily. They will adapt to a wide range of water conditions, and will thrive in the same conditions as many common aquarium fish. They also eat the film of algae and micro-organisms which forms on plant leaves without harming the leaves in the process. Red cherry shrimp respond to the color of their background and substrate. If they are kept in a tank with light-colored substrate, they will become paler, even transparent. With a darker substrate, they have the potential to take on their full red coloration. Females are larger than males and display darker, more intense colors; they often have a "saddle" marking of developing eggs.
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