Red Cherry Shrimp Sale
- Regular price $6.95
Vendor: Nano Tanks Australia Aquarium Shop
Cherry Shrimp Types & Price
Cherry Shrimps RCS Neocaridina davidi is one of the most beautiful and sought after shrimp in the hobby today. They are easy to care for and easy to breed in a freshwater aquarium. These freshwater shrimps also are priced for the beginners market.
Red Cherry Shrimp
When you get our shrimps they are mostly a B or C class shrimp. This means that they will appear red, however their quality is not as consistent as the highest grade.
We do have Bloody Mary and Fire Red Shrimps that come from time to time however these strains are hard to get and there are cost implication that come with them. If you are interested in these premium kinds of shrimps please message us.
Blue Cherry Shrimp & Yellow Cherry Shrimp
These colour variations are not as popular as red cherry's however they look amazing in their own way. Our particular variant of Blue Cherry Shrimp is called Blue Dreams.
Our Yellow Cherry Shrimps can look quite stunning against particular backgrounds.
Dwarf Shrimps are adaptable to a wide variety of tank conditions and water parameters. They can withstand temperatures to around 15°C through to 30°C. However they do prefer to be around 22°C to 26°C.
The shrimps are also tolerable in a wide array of pH. However they do better when the pH is around 6.5.
RCS (Red Cherry Shrimp) is very tolerable to TDS levels however, we recommend you keep your TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) to around 200ppm max.
The History of Shrimp in Australia
Red Cherry's appeared in Australia in the early 2000s. The price at this time was quite high and the shrimps unfortunately were not very nicely coloured. The price of the shrimps, fortunately, tumbled quickly as people discovered that they were very easy to care for and breed readily.
In 2014 they reached around 50 cents (!!) AUD and people started giving up on these shrimps just because they were easy to breed.
When we opened in early 2014 we were fortunate to be the first shop to sell these shrimps in bulk and we were proud to be selling them as low as $1 per shrimp (at that time).
However, as we fast forward to the present and beyond, the price of these shrimps has increased steadily due to the necessary upkeep requirements for ensuring healthy shrimps for sale. Now, these shrimps are more than a staple in the Aquarium hobby and a great addition to add for those starting out in shrimp keeping and Aquascaping in general.
What fish live with red cherry shrimp?
There are a lot of fish that live with red cherry shrimp. You should consider keeping it with anything that won’t target the shrimp. The Red Cherry Shrimps make an irresistible target to predation. To keep it safe and as a rule of thumb, don’t keep shrimps with Barbs, Bettas or anything that can predate it.
Even if the fish do not eat the shrimp, having planted aquariums allow for a safe place so your cherries are happy.
How long do red cherry shrimp live for?
Cherry Shrimps live for around 1-2 years. However, remember that when they are born they are born live and you can observe little shrimps in the tank. Most stores will sell shrimps at around 3-6 months. At this stage it is the best and ideal time for them to go to their new homes.
Do Cherry shrimps breed easily?
Cherry Shrimps breed very easily and to make sure they do breed, I recommend that you put them in with Bristlenose algae eater. The combination of having a Bristlenose and Cherry Shrimps means that they will consistently breed.
Only use a sponge filter and do not keep with other fish if you wish for success. If the tank is new and does not contain sufficient algae, algae wafers are fine to use as this is what baby shrimps eat.
Females who are carrying the eggs will have a cluster of between 30 and 50 eggs at a time beneath their tails. Properly bred, 10 shrimps can turn into 1000 in 6 months!
Do cherry shrimp need a filter?
Cherry shrimps do need a filter to live. However, don’t go overboard on the filtration. A simple sponge filter or internal filter will be more than sufficient for it.
Do cherry shrimp eat fish poop?
Cherry Shrimps don’t generally eat fish poop, however they will eat Bristlenose poo readily. I believe it is due to the wood that Bristlenose Eat that the Red Cherry Shrimps like as well. I do recommend that you also do feed your Cherry Shrimps to make sure that they are always in great form.
Do cherry shrimp jump out of tank?
Cherry Shrimps do not necessarily jump out of a tank. However if you give them a way.. like a filter wool climbing area or anything rough they will wonder around. When this happens please make sure that you keep your lids secure.
How do you know if cherry shrimp are happy?
You know that your cherry shrimps are happy because they will swim around readily and scavenge food in your tank. However, once they become still or unresponsive you will have problems.
One of the worst you can ever do with shrimps is when you spray an aerosol in the house. Such as a fly spray or anything that will kill bugs. If and when you do this death will be swift!
Why do shrimp drop eggs?
Sometimes when RCS molt they might drop their eggs. This means that the eggs were not viable or there is a problem with the water conditions. When this happen we recommend you ignore it at first. However, if this occurs frequently we recommend that you get your water tested to make sure that everything is ok.
Are red cherry shrimp Hardy?
Red Cherry Shrimps are hardy. They can be totally ignored and you don’t need to really worry about them. The old adage with shrimps is that the more you care for them the worst they can get.
What plants do cherry shrimp like?
Shrimps loves mosses or anything that they can hide and cover themselves in. If you are looking for things like Susswassertang or Java Moss these are the simplest and the best options.
Can cherry shrimp live with bettas?
Before we answer the question can Cherry Shrimps live with Bettas, we need to clarify the question further and make it more specific. One betta cannot live with one Cherry Shrimp. One will be food and one will be full.
However, if you have 1 betta with say 12 shrimps and heaps of cover in the tank they they can live together with no issues. The reason for this is because it is hard for the betta to focus on the one shrimp.
Can you eat red cherry shrimp?
You can but why would you? A cherry shrimp is such a small size and you will need a lot of it to really make a meal out of them. If you intend to breed for your human consumption, I would strongly advise against it.