Common name: Cherry Shrimp
Latin name: Neocaridina heteropoda
Maximum size: 3cm
Water chemistry: pH: 6.5-8; Hardness: soft to hard; Temperature: 18-28C
Setup: Best kept in a well planted tank, away from fish which will eat or attack them.
Diet: Red cherry shrimps are omnivorus but primarily algae eaters. They can also eat any fish food or blanched vegetables.
Adaptable to water conditions, however extremely sensitive to pollution and toxins. Only small, harmless fish such as small tetras, rasboras and livebearers are suitable for cohabitation.
NOTE: Due to changes in the WA Quarantine Laws – shrimp can not be shipped to WA and TAS.