Red Cherry Shrimp (10)

Red Cherry Shrimp (10)

Regular price $32.99 $0.00

Each order contains 10 shrimp (mix of gender), sizes are approximately 1-1.5cm

Red Cherry Shrimp are one of the most popular shrimp in the hobby and for good reasons. They are very hardy, accept a wide array of food and they are a pivotal piece of any effective clean up crew. They will forage around your tank all day cleaning up soft algae, uneaten food and decaying plant matter. If that's not enough to get you to want some for your aquarium, they are also very easy to breed and can sometimes do so with little to no effort. 

Females carry a saddle on their back and when they are fertilized by the male travel down to below their tails where they develop and eventually hatch into mini version of their parents. The picture you see is of a female red cherry shrimp, typically they show the most colour with males being lighter or clearer in colour.

Red Cherry Shrimp are most vibrant when coupled with a darker substrate that brings out their red hues. In lighter or white substrates they may appear lighter or more faded due to their natural ability to pseudo-camouflage into their environment.