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Otocinclus: Oto Catfish Care Guide & Species Profile

What is needed for a cherry shrimp tank?

A cherry shrimp tank needs:

  • Plenty of live plants, such as Java moss, Java fern, water wisterias, anubias, and water lettuce
  • Lots of hiding spaces
  • Marimo moss balls
  • Driftwood
  • Pebbles (no rough edges) as substrate
  • Sponge filter
  • Standard tank lighting
  • A heater to keep the water between 65°-80°F (18.3°-26.6°C)

Cherry shrimp aren’t very picky about their environment. However, they prefer a heavily planted tank, as plants allow them to graze all day long.

Other than that, as long as you maintain the right water parameters and keep the tank clean, the cherry shrimp should be able to thrive with no problem.