Neocaridina Red Cherry Shrimp

Red Cherry Shrimp - $1 each (minimum order of 5)

Located in La Mesa area for pickup.

When people first venture into shrimp the Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi) is a great choice due to their hardiness and ease of care.  The natural habitat for these shrimp can be found in the rivers, streams, and ponds of Taiwan as well as eastern and central China.  The ones for sale here however are not imported.  They were bred and raised right here in San Diego.

They are currently in tanks with the following parameters: 

We did this by mixing 50% dechlorinated San Diego tap water with 50% RODI (or distilled) water.  If your tank parameters are significantly different (but still within the specs listed below) you will need to drip acclimate the shrimp before adding them to your tank.  This helps to avoid shock and gives their bodies a chance to adjust to the new water.  If you do not do this you will have mass die offs within days of adding them to your tank.  We also know of other breeders who have successfully raised whole colonies in simply dechlorinated San Diego tap water (which tests out at pH 8.09, dKH 6, dGH 14).   The key is to slowly drip acclimate  them to your water conditions and then keep those parameters stable.

Other recommendations for keeping a thriving colony of cherry shrimp include:

We want you to be successful in the aquarium hobby and we care for the well-being  of our shrimp.  So we want to make sure your tank parameters will align with the needs of the shrimp.  Keeping water parameters stable is the key.  Please take note of the following:

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