Cherry Shrimp Care, Facts, Colors & Breeding

The cherry shrimp is one of the most popular invertebrates around.

Native to Taiwan, they come in various shades of red and are in fact graded (more on this later).

Its vibrant color, and ease to keep, make it very popular in particular for beginner aquarists.

In this ultimate guide, we will discuss the cherry shrimp’s color grading and appearance, dietary needs, tank conditions, ideal tank mates, breeding, and much more.

Free ebook: grab your cherry shrimp guide now and learn all there is to know about caring for these invertebrates.

Cherry Shrimp Facts & Overview

Care Level:Easy
Color Form:Red
Lifespan:1-2 years
Size:1.5 inches
Minimum Tank Size:5 gallons
Tank Set-Up:Freshwater, heavily planted
Compatibility:Other shrimps and snails

The Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda), also known as Red Cherry Shrimp or RCS, is a dwarf freshwater shrimp native to Taiwan.

It belongs to the Atyidae family of invertebrates, of which there are more than 20 other varieties of Shrimp.

It is a freshwater Shrimp that is incredibly peaceful and renowned for its algae-eating capabilities.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists, it is one of the hardiest and easy to keep Shrimp available.

They will add color into any tank which they are placed in and are very undemanding requiring very little upkeep.

Interestingly in the wild, they come in a variety of colors, however, in the aquarium trade, you will generally only find them in red. Their deep red is due to years of selective breeding; in fact, they are now graded depending on the shade and depth of red (more on this later).

This invertebrate is very hardy and will survive in nearly all freshwater aquarium setups. It will thrive in heavily planted setups with lots of shelter and hiding spots.

You should expect your Cherry Shrimp to live between one to two years.

Cherry Shrimp in Tank


They are known for their peaceful and non-aggressive behavior.

If you watch them you will see that they spend large periods of their day grazing on whatever is in your aquarium; plants, moss, substrate, etc.

They are very active and will be busy during the day and night.


Females will typically grow up to 1.5 inches long, with the males being slightly shorter.

Without a doubt the most important part of their appearance is their color; in fact, cherry shrimp are actually graded. The grading can range from the deepest red through to paler colors with red spots.

  • Cherry Shrimp: These are known as regular cherry shrimp and are the lowest grade of Neocaridina heteropoda They tend to be mainly clear in color with red patches.
  • Sakura Cherry Shrimp: These are slightly redder in color but still have clear patches on their body.
  • Fire Red Shrimp: At this grade, the shrimp is completely red.
  • Painted Fire Red Shrimp: These are the most expensive and highest grade. They are solid deep red in color with no transparent areas. You will also find they typically have red legs.

Regardless of their grading, females will always be more colorful and larger. As young Shrimp it isn’t possible to tell the difference between the males and females however as females mature they will develop a saddle on their stomach; this can be orange in color and is used to hold their eggs before they are fertilized.

Habitat and Tank Conditions

Cherry Shrimp Close Up

In the wild, Neocaridina heteropoda, originate from Taiwan. They live in streams and ponds surrounded by densely packed plants and a rocky substrate.

So for your aquarium, you should try to emulate their natural conditions in the wild as closely as possible.

They thrive in densely planted aquariums that have lots of hiding crevices and moss; you can also include some driftwood in the tank as they will nibble the algae from it. They will also eat the plant matter debris which can make up a reasonable part of their diet.

Moss is needed in the aquarium as they will groom themselves and hide within; you can use java moss. Remember when your shrimp feels safest they will present themselves with the brightest coloration.

In terms of substrate, you can use small pebbles to replicate the rocky substrate to which they are used.

For equipment, generally, a heater isn’t needed. If you want to keep the water temperature very stable then you can always add a heater, but provided the room you keep the aquarium in is heated it generally isn’t needed.

Now onto perhaps the most controversial piece of equipment when keeping Shrimp; filters!

A common problem with filters is that they are too powerful and your Shrimp can be sucked into them. You can prevent this by using a sponge filter. Or if you’re using a more powerful filter, such as a canister, you can use the inlets with foam to reduce the flow.

Just make sure that your filters aren’t sucking your Shrimps up!

If you still want to oxygenate the water and are worried about less filtration you can always use an air stone.

Tank Conditions

Now onto ideal water conditions for your inverts.

Generally, the lower grade shrimps can tolerate poorer water conditions. However, the higher grade shrimps need better water conditions.

The pH level should be between 6.5-8.0, and you should maintain a temperature between 65-85 °F.

Just as a reminder though, you should not place them in an uncycled tank because they are very sensitive to nitrites.

What Size Aquarium Do They Need?

Cherry Shrimps can be kept in aquariums as small as 5 gallons. However, the size you will need depends on the number you intend to keep.

As a good rule of thumb, you can add 2-5 Shrimp per gallon. Just remember though that they will breed quickly so make sure to get an aquarium that is slightly too big rather than too small.

If you’re intending to have a colony, make sure you have at least a 20-gallon tank.

Tank Mates

Cherry Shrimp
Cherry Shrimp by Emilia Murray

Like other shrimps, Cherry Shrimps are very peaceful inverts. It’s safe to say they will never hurt other fish as they don’t have any real way to defend themselves.

This is why it’s very important to choose their tank mates carefully.

With little to no defense capabilities, your shrimp can quickly turn into food for other fish.

As a good rule of thumb, higher-grade shrimp should be placed in a single species aquarium (more on this later). Whereas lower-grade shrimp can be placed with other tank mates.

Generally, they will breed fast enough to offset the occasional casualties.

Ideal tank mates include:

Remember even with the fish mentioned above, occasionally your Cherry Shrimps might be mistaken as food. To provide more security to your Shrimps you should make sure your aquarium has lots of plants and hiding spaces.

As for fish, you should avoid;

For a rule, don’t place any predatory fish or large species within the same tank.

Keeping Cherry Shrimp Together

It is not recommended you keep a cherry shrimp on their own, the most popular way to keep Cherry Shrimp is in a species only aquarium.

When keeping them together it is recommended that you keep at least 10; this will help limit dominant behavior. Also, the larger the group the more confidence they will have and you will get to see their more natural behavior.

As for stocking your tank, you should add 2-5 Shrimp per gallon. You can’t really overstock with them as their bio-load is almost non-existent. In terms of male to female ratio, they are fantastic to breed so you don’t need to worry about this too much; just ensure more females than males.

If you want to add some variety to your tank you can also add other shrimp and snails. Shrimps such as the Ghost Shrimp, Vampire Shrimp, or Amano Shrimp, will be a good match.


In the wild, Shrimps are scavengers and will eat pretty much anything they come across.

They are Omnivores, so will eat both meat and plant matter; this will typically take the form of algae and other tiny organisms (more on this later).

Due to their scavenger nature, it means feeding them is fairly straightforward as they aren’t fussy.

As always we recommend that a high-quality pellet makes up the core of their diet. You will find several brands that make feed specifically for Shrimps and Invertebrates.

In addition to this, you can supplement their diet with frozen foods and vegetables.

If you are planning on feeding them vegetables, make sure they are boiled and blanched first. Ideal veggies include Spinach, Carrots, Lettuce, Cucumber, and Zucchini. Remember they are tiny and don’t require lots of food; it’s very easy to overfeed them and pollute your tank.

Now as mentioned above they are scavengers and have a reputation of being algae eaters. In fact, we mentioned them in our 13 Must-Have Algae Eaters.

They will eat most types of algae found in an aquarium, and make an excellent cleanup crew. Whilst they don’t consume as many algae as large fish, they will play a part in keeping your aquarium glass clean.

Finally, just as a reminder, when feeding them make sure to remove any excess feed from the tank to maintain your water chemistry. You should remove the feed within 2 hours after eating.


As previously mentioned, on the whole, this invertebrate is very undemanding in terms of its care requirements.

However, one thing you should be aware of is they are incredibly sensitive to copper. Copper can be found in lots of medication and fish feed so always check the label.

Also periodically, as they grow, they will shed their exoskeleton. It’s important you leave this exoskeleton inside the tank as they will consume this to restock on essential minerals.

Finally, the last thing you need to know about caring for them is that they are also very sensitive to ammonia spikes. So you should ensure your water parameters stay stable at all times. The larger your aquarium the easier it is going to be for you to maintain this.


If you want to breed Cherry Shrimp you’re in luck. They are one of the easiest shrimp species to breed.

Providing they are well looked after, they will breed. You can break the breeding process down into three simple steps:

  1. Pre-Breeding
  2. Breeding
  3. Hatching

Let’s look at each one in turn.

The first step is preparing the aquarium for them so they can breed. You can do this by making sure the aquarium is heavily planted; this will provide security and comfort to the Shrimp. Next, you need to make sure they are regularly fed with high-protein foods. Finally, you should raise the water temperature up to 82°F (this will replicate the start of summer; their breeding season).

You should expect sexually matured Shrimps (4-6 months old) to start breeding once they have settled in an aquarium; this typically takes 3-5 months.

Once they have mated it will be obvious because when you look at the female you will see lots of eggs underneath her tail. When she is carrying the eggs it is referred to as “berried”. You will see her fanning her tail during this time to make sure the eggs receive oxygen. It will take around 30 days for the eggs to hatch.

You will see the baby shrimps look near identical to their parents except much smaller!

They should be kept in a matured aquarium as a newly cycled aquarium will not contain the minute organisms that the baby shrimps rely on to eat. If you’re worried they don’t have enough to eat you can plant something with leaves they can eat; Anacharis is a good example.

You will also notice during this stage the adults don’t make good parents. They will leave the baby Shrimp to fend for themselves.

Is the Cherry Shrimp Suitable for your Aquarium?

We hope you’ve found this ultimate guide to the Cherry Shrimp helpful.

They are fantastic Shrimp that will add color and interest to any freshwater aquarium.

Their hardy nature makes them ideal for beginners who are looking to branch out from just keeping fish.

Cherry Shrimp FAQ

About Robert 420 Articles
Robert Woods is the creator of FishKeeping World, a third-generation fish keeper, and a graduate in animal welfare and behavior. He is also a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America, and the Nature Conservancy.


  1. Maria says:

    I added two tiny Cherry shrimp to my 20 gallon aquarium with 5 neon tetras, 4 platters, a dwarf gourami a pleco, and two small German rams. At first they hung out in the grass at bottom, an hour later were climbing tall plants, And no I haven’t seen them since yesterday. Are they hiding or do you think they got eaten there quickly? I do have a dragon rock with a ton of holes and other hiding laces but I thought they would still pop out here and there. Thanks!

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      Hi Maria, thanks for your message. The Tetras, Platies (I presume you mean them when you said Platters?), Dwarf Gourami and Pleco should all leave your shrimp alone. It is very likely that they were eaten by the German Blue Ram, they love shrimp unfortunately and given the size of your tank, it’s quite likely. Keep an eye out for them just in case and remove them if you do see them. Thanks, Robert

      • Gareth says:

        I have an established tank,
        Will madagassca rainbow fish, tiger barbs, tetra and a small kissing gorami be ok with cherry shrimp? Tank has several pieces of bog wood and live plants. Thanks

  2. Lizzy says:

    Thanks this is really helpful. I bought my first cherry shrimp last Sunday, he is in with 2 penguin tetras, 2 guppies, 2 mollies, and 2 little wood shrimp. I think I might have to get him a friend. My wood shrimp are always out and about, busily cleaning up the tank, but the cherry shrimp likes to hide away. I have lots of plants, driftwood, moss etc in the tank so hopefully he is enjoying it. It’s wonderful to see him swim.

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      Hi Lizzy, thanks for sharing your experience with us. I’m glad you found the article helpful. Thanks, Robert.

  3. Linda says:

    I purchased 4 cherry shrimp for a 10 gallon well planted aquarium that had cycled for 4 weeks. Looked like good bacteria on the wood. Checked water quality and temp and thought we were good to go. Acclimated them slowly. Within 4 days they were all dead. No tankmates. The fish store said they are not easy to keep and any thing that might have gotten in my tank, they suggested air fresheners ? Would have killed the. Don’t use air fresheners near the tank. Just how finicky are these guys I really want to try again. The new 4 tetras that I bought are doing just fine in that tank

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      Hi Linda, you can really tell whether good bacteria has built up just through looking, you need to test the levels in your tank. Did you check the ammonia and nitrite levels? Shrimps can be particularly sensitive to them so you might want to make sure your tank has been established for a few more weeks before adding them. Was there enough algae for them to eat, were you also feeding them other foods? Once your tank is free from nitrites, they should be quite easy to care for. Thanks, Robert

    • Susan says:

      One other possibility for high death rates is the amount of copper. The tetra food and tap water could both be hidden sources of copper. This article is very helpful, but I read somewhere to check other foods that go into a shrimp tank.

      They can’t be overly difficult to keep or I wouldn’t be trading them for credit at my LFS. As a newbie, I’ve broken many of the rules thru lack of knowledge and impatience. I went from 6 to around 80 in 5 months keeping them with dwarf puffers. I don’t recommend that, but I knew the risks. The puffers are likely snacking on babies, but they don’t seem to care about the adults.

  4. John says:

    Is there a time of year that it is best to purchase Cherry Shrimp? I have read some places that they can be sold seasonally but never told what season. Thanks!

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      Hi John, they’re pretty much available all year round if you search around enough. Thanks, Robert

  5. Maria Vindas says:

    Looking for another substrate for Red Cherry Shrimp,
    I tried Fluval Stratum for 5 gallon Betta tank
    but stay KH 0 and pH not stable.

  6. Nona & Lucy says:

    We love our cherry shrimp and ghost shrimp! We’ve gone from 6 guppies to 1, but our shrimp are thriving! They’re growing like crazy, and we find their discarded “skins” that they’ve shed. We’re thinking about going to nothing but cherry and ghost shrimp since they seem to like us.

  7. John says:

    Hi, I’m about to plant Dwarf Hairgrass into my 45 Gallon corner tank. I would like to know if Cherry Shrimp will eat the young grass if I introduce them at the same time. The tank is very mature (10yrs) and has plenty of well established, thriving plants.

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      Hi John, dwarf hairgrass makes a great choice for shrimp and they’re unlikely to eat it. Thanks, Robert

  8. N Roberts says:


    Looking at breeding cherry shrimp to maintain a population,
    Do you need to bring the temperature down after breeding is done or can you keep it at 82°F to have them breed continuously?

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      For optimal breeding, I’d keep the conditions as close as possible to their natural conditions. This means allowing the temperature to drop occasionally too. Thanks, Robert

  9. Dylan Mcmaster says:

    Thanks for the info! I am planning a 20 gallon long cherry shrimp breeding tank and was wondering if I could use a moving bed filter with a gallons per hour of ~100. thanks! and just to double check, I should start with 10-15 right?

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      Dylan, this all sounds great. Good luck with your breeding! Robert

  10. Danny says:

    I have a cherry and a rainbow (yellow) dwarf shrimp in there own 1.5 gallon tank and I love it I got them 4 little Marbio moss balls or however you spell it and they love them I do wanna add a nice little piece of wood in there for them for more hiding spots as I only have one smaller plant in there cuz after all it’s only a 1.5 gal but had them for a month so far and both are very active from about 3pm till 8 9pm when its lights out theres not a whole lot of hiding spots but they dont seem to mind seeing theres nothing but them 2 in the tank any advice on these little guys in there smaller environment would be appreciated as they are my first shrimp but water is all good lots of weekly tests to make sure no spikes or changes occur in any of my tanks

  11. Taylor says:

    Would it be alright to house assassin snails with cherry shrimp?

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      Hi Taylor, I have heard reports of assassin snails eating shrimps, whereas other aquarists keep them together without a problem. Personally, I wouldn’t risk it. Thanks, Robert

  12. Nan says:

    Hello! I have a 37 gallon tank. I started with 10 cherry shrimp 6 months ago, now I have about 40. Should I be worried about too many in the tank? I also have 9 harlequin purple rasboras, 4 neon tetras, 4 khuli loaches, 1 albino bristlenose pleco and 1 lyratail sword. They all seem to be pretty happy, healthy and get along nicely. I also have 1 Dwarf Aquarium Lily Bulb and 1 Anubia Nangi as well as numerous plastic plants.

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      Hello, your tank is slightly over stocked. If your shrimp continue to breed you’ll need to house them in a separate tank, the Tetras and Loaches like to be kept in groups of at least 5 too. Thanks, Robert

    • Alison Thompson says:

      I introduced assassin snails that are breeding I already had 6 shrimp that have bred and I now have 14 /some are minute and swim all over/ so cute. I have a 50 gallon corner tank. It has well established plants that both shrimp and snails literally hang-out on. I was worried as I had a well established tank with a bristle nose, 5 harlequin rasbora,4 cardinal tetra, 5 sidthimunki, 4 tiger barb, 6 white cloud minnows and 2 lemon blue eyed cat fish. The shrimp are fun to watch but we are besotted haven’t never kept any before. Everyone gets along and has their own space. I do have two pieces of driftwood, a slate cave for my plec and half a shaped coconut shell with plants attached. 3 other resting places for fish and shrimp bought from our aquatic centre

    • Reid says:

      I don’t really think it will be a problem, but make sure they have lots of biofilm and surface area for it to grown.

  13. Hergen says:

    Good day. I recently got shrimp from a friend, he said it’s red cherry shrimp but some of them has a pale brownish color. What other vegetables should i feed them with?

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      Hi Hergen, If you are planning on feeding them vegetables, make sure they are boiled and blanched first. Ideal veggies include: Spinach, Carrots, Lettuce, Cucumber and Zucchini. Thanks, Robert

      • Hergen says:

        I’m currently keepimg them in a 10 gallon tank with a few plants. I’m planning to add some neon tetras, is that ok?

      • Dennis Lewis says:

        I peel a frozen pea and they love it

  14. Benoit says:

    Would it be ok to have Cherry shrimps with platys and mollies?
    Thank you so much

    • Fishkeeping World says:

      Hi Benoit, yes they will be fine as tank mates. Thanks, Robert

  15. Hannah says:

    I purchased 3 very tiny cherry shrimp the other day. I added them to my betta tank. They all seem to be doing fine. The betta isn’t so aggressive. He just likes to swim back and forth on one side of the tank or hangout under some plants. At first he kept trying to figure out what one of them was and it kept bolting away from him. But for the past few days he has left them alone. I was told they all will live together fine by some people and others told em that my betta might eat them. I’m glad he hasn’t decided to eat them!But like Is aid, my betta isn’t very aggressive and he’s very relaxed.

    • Reid says:

      I don’t recommend putting Cherry Shrimp with betas, they will eat their offsprings and they will die quickly.

    • William O'Rourke says:

      Hi Hannah, this is good to hear because I have a 5 gallon tank with 1 Betta fish. It’s heavily planted but he is quite bold so I haven’t tried anything else with him yet. Sounds like you would recommend cherry red shrimp with a Betta. How big is your tank? Do you think 3 cherry red shrimp is the right number? Are they still ok…? thanks

  16. Ishay says:

    Hello, I have two aquariums, a 5 gallon and a two gallon that both house many Cherry shrimp. (the larger aquarium also has two Amanos and three small guppies, three tetras, 5 long eel-like loaches and three cordydoras. I intend to use the small aquarium as a breeding aquarium to house different species of dwarf shrimp. I want to add blue velvet or blue dreams shrimp, as well as yellowstripe shrimp. do these shrimp make good tank mates for my cherries? (I have around 23 of them).

    • LC says:

      Hello Ishay. Your tank is severely overstocked. I would recommend at least a 15 gallon for all those fish, let alone add any more. Additionally, tetras, guppies, and some corydoras require a larger school in order to feel comfortable. Please consider buying a larger aquarium, for the sake of the fish.

  17. Vera says:

    Hi can you please tell me how long I should leave a newly set up 17litre tank before introducing baby cherry shrimps

    • Reid says:

      Best bet 2 weeks the longer the better. Some tanks take 6 mounts some less, but I recommend longer the better.

  18. Lam says:

    which kind of substrate should i buy for cherry shrimp. there are so many out there i’m not sure which one is the right one. could you kindly point out a few good one for me? thank you in advance

  19. Caol-Ann says:

    Hi, I first started with amano shrimpmixed in with my betta and Cory’s. I saw the red cherry shrimp at an aquarium shop so I bought some. I love them. I have since set up a 4 gallon planted shrimp tank and now have 8 shrimp in there. Although I have one very small blue one, a tiger shrimp and one yellow one mixed in there now. Had a very bad start and lost about 5 shrimp before i got things right. I think I have things stable now. Been a week and they are doing fine. Just have to figure out how to clean the slime off everything. For the life of me I can’t figure out what’s causing it. My parameters are all stable so i don’t know what’s causing it. The shrimp don’t seemed bothered by it though.

    • Victoria Escamilla says:

      Get an algae eater! My Alamo and cherry shrimp didn’t do the job. I have a 29 gallon tank with 3 amonos, 3 panda corys and several cherry shrimp. Got 3 of of the algae eaters. They keep it nice and tidy and get along with everybody! ☺☺

  20. Rowan says:

    i want to get cherry shrimp, but i dont want very many, is there a way i could keep them from breeding? would that be unhealthy?

  21. Treacy says:

    I started out with 12 cherry shrimp in a well established and planted 20 gallon tank. I had some Mystery Snails for a while, but they were not thriving so I gave them to another aquarist and now I have only Cherry shrimp in the tank. They were not breeding after several months until I put a new heater in the tank. A couple of months later, and now I have hundreds, of all sizes. Every few days I put a few algae tabs with spirulina in the tank and they all come running! It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! But I am a bit worried that there may be too many, so I am gradually lowering the temperature a few degrees every day. Will this slow down the population explosion?

  22. Gareth says:

    I have a tank with 3 Madagascar rainbow fish, would cherry shrimp be ok in the same tank?

  23. Liz says:

    I am interested in starting a tank of just cherry shrimp. I currently have a 5 gallon tank with a Java Fern and an Anubias [probably Frazeri] from my betta who recently passed.(The plants won’t hurt/be hurt by the shrimp, right?)
    How many shrimp do you recommend I get to start? I found an article that said a 5 gallon could keep 15-20, which differs a lot from what you said here. How many can I keep total? I’m also wondering how to keep their numbers in check so I don’t go over that ammount.


  24. Andy says:

    I have an established planted 20 gal aquarium with two African dwarf frogs and 10 cardinal tetras. I read the article about the tetras being fine, but I’m wondering about the frogs, they’re still pretty small (body about an inch long) and their mouths are fairly small too, just didn’t know if anyone had any experience with dwarf frogs and shrimp?

  25. julia says:

    Hi, I am wanting to make a small 2 gallon tank. I already ordered a moss ball, I might get another one, I am wanting to get 1 or 2 small fish, shrimp, or snails to add some life to my tank but I am not sure what would be good. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  26. William O'Rourke says:

    Hi, thank you for the brilliant article. I have a 5 gallon/19litre tank, heavily planted with 1 Betta fish. Would you recommend cherry red shrimp in this and if so how many would it support. I have a sponge filter and a heater.

  27. Jay says:

    I would like to know how many shrimp could I have in my tank. At present I have 1 plec, 3 corrys, 12 neons and 5 glow lights tetras. My tank is 39 inches W, 19 inches H and 18 inches D, approximately 47 uk galleons.
    I have found it hard to find out what surface area I need to accommodate them in my tank. Thanks

  28. Rikhin says:

    Can I keep Neon Tetras and cheery shrimps together in a 13 Gallon Tank. I am planning for 15 neon tetras and 10 shrimps.

  29. Dylan Stark says:

    I’m going to start my first tank for some years, It’s 5 gallons and I’m planning to do 6-8 cherry shrimp. I have a Java fern and 2 mossballs, is that enough plants of should I add more, I’ve been doing the nitrogen cycle for well over a month

  30. Mark says:

    I absolutely love my cherry shrimp (of all colours of the rainbow) but are they really this messy? The conditions are obviously ok as the females are regularly seen clutching on their young and juggling them about, and they are active but I’m wondering if the Fluval stratum, a volcanic mineral rich soil was the best idea. It comes in small pellets out of the bag but I’ve noticed the shrimp love to mash it all up so I end up with so many visible bits floating in the water that the water no longer looks absolutely crystal clear. The shrimp seem fine so I’m inclined to leave despite it looking like the water needs a clean. I do a weekly 25%ish water replacement. Should I just leave them alone if this is normal for shrimp? I have several live plants and Java moss plus there own castle to hide away in. Nothing else, just a colony of shrimp. Tetras maybe in the future.

  31. Elin Smith says:

    Hello, I have a 9 gallon Fluval flex. It’s about a year old, stable KH and GH and has the correct water parameters for cherry shrimp. It’s well planted with the Fluval stratum and a large tree like spider wood. Currently, I have one cherry shrimp and two nerites. I’ve inherited some scuds from the Java moss and guppy grass. Is there a compatible fish you would recommend for scud population control and be shrimp safe? If we wanted to add more shrimp can you purchase only females or should you look for incompatible dwarf shrimp breeds? Also, is there a recommended plant fertilizer that has no copper and is snail and shrimp safe that you would recommend? Thank you!

  32. Emily says:

    Hello, I have a 10 gallon tank currently with one mystery snail and an adult male veilteil betta that is quite a jerk, but is actually quite passive compared to the usual aggressiveness of his species. The tank is matured and cycled, but there aren’t many live plants or even driftwood and rocks in the tank, which I am working to get as soon as possible to make my tank more planted and marsh/swamp-like. When I do, I want to either get neon tetras or cherry shrimp, and maybe another mystery snail. Would 10-15 shrimp be good for this? Considering how my betta doesn’t bother my snail much I assume that he’ll also be okay with shrimp, but I’m not too sure about neon tetras because they are fin nippers and my betta has long fins.

  33. Asty says:

    one of my shrimp has eggs! They are almost black atm. What do I need to do? When will they hatch? I have 3 shrimps in total! Many thanks,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.