General info about Red Cherry Shrimp
The Red Cherry Shrimp is a freshwater invertebrate and a popular species among aquarists due to its bright red coloration and ease of care. They are relatively small, typically growing up to 1-1.5 inches in length, and can live for up to 1-2 years. These shrimp are peaceful and active, making them a great addition to a community aquarium.
Red Cherry Shrimp Diet & Nutrition
Red Cherry Shrimp are omnivorous and will eat a wide variety of foods including algae, fish flakes, pellets, and even blanched vegetables such as zucchini or spinach. Providing a varied diet is important to ensure their overall health and coloration.
Breeding & Spawning Red Cherry Shrimp
Red Cherry Shrimp are relatively easy to breed in a freshwater aquarium. Females can carry hundreds of eggs, which hatch after 3-4 weeks. It is recommended to have a heavily planted tank with moss or other hiding places for the shrimp fry to increase their chances of survival.
Common Diseases with Red Cherry Shrimp
Red Cherry Shrimp are generally hardy and not prone to diseases, but poor water quality or improper tank conditions can lead to health issues. Avoid using copper-based medications in a tank with shrimp, as it can be toxic to them.
Red Cherry Shrimp Origin
Red Cherry Shrimp are native to Taiwan and southern China.
Caution with Red Cherry Shrimp
Red Cherry Shrimp are sensitive to fluctuations in water parameters, so it is important to maintain a stable environment for them. Avoid housing them with larger, aggressive fish that may view them as prey.
Acclimating Red Cherry Shrimp
When introducing Red Cherry Shrimp to a new aquarium, it is important to acclimate them slowly to avoid shock. Float the bag of shrimp in the aquarium for 20-30 minutes to allow the temperature to adjust before releasing them into the tank.
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