Cherry Shrimp
Neocaridina heteropoda

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

2''

Color

Red

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Slightly acidic (6.4-7.6 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH), 74 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda) are an invertebrate species from wetlands of Taiwan. Cherry Shrimp are peaceful, colorful, relatively hardy, and will frequently reproduce assuming optimal water chemistry. They can reach a length of two inches, and live up to two years in captivity.

Fecundity: The Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda) may produce up to 50 eggs per clutch.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (6.4-7.6 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH)

Shrimp-Safe Water Chemistry: Nitrate (NO3) less than 20 parts per million, Nitrite (NO2) absent, Ammonia (NH3) absent

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Algae, Herbivore Pellet, Algae Wafer, Boiled Vegetable

Dimorphism: The Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda) female will reach a relatively large size, in comparison to the male. Also, the female will develop a brighter coloration when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: The Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda) are typically compatible with other peaceful shrimp species, Corydoras, Otocinclus, Danio, Rasbora, Pencilfish, Guppy, and smaller Tetra.