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5 Live Sakura Fire Red Cherry Shrimp (Breeding age young adults – 1/2 to 1 inch long) + Java Moss by Aquatic Arts

Add some color and excitement to your aquarium with Red Cherry Shrimp! These shrimp look great, clean your tank, and are a blast to watch! They are very active and breed very quickly.

Each bag contains at least 5 Cherry Shrimp, but I usually ship extras. We ship young adult shrimp that are already of breeding age. You will also get some strands of Java Moss, which is a fantastic plant to keep in shrimp tanks. It grows very quickly and the shrimp love it.

These are freshwater shrimp and can live in almost any freshwater aquarium. They are very popular for planted tanks and community tanks, and many people use them in large aquariums for waste management and algae control.

All Red Cherry Shrimp are extremely adaptable creatures that can live in almost any freshwater aquarium. Some of the younger shrimp have not reached their full potential yet and will grow into a deep red color as long as they are comfortable in the tank. Lower intensity lighting and dark substrate also helps them achieve the deepest and darkest reds.

– PH level range: 6.0 to 8.0
– Temperature range: 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit
– Water type: Soft to hard
– Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Other types of dwarf shrimp (such as Blue Velvet shrimp, Neon Yellow Shrimp, Indian Tiger shrimp, etc.), various types of snails (such as Nerite Snails, Mystery Snails, Sulawesi Snails, etc.). They can also be kept with small to medium-sized, non-aggressive fish.
– Additional notes: Relatively easy to care for – similar to other dwarf shrimp species. Dwarf shrimp prefer to live in tanks with live aquatic plants (such as java moss, baby tears, green cabomba, etc). This is because dwarf shrimp like the cover that plants provide, they love to graze on the plants for algae, and the plants help keep the water clean for them.

Product Features

  • All Aquatic Arts (formerly InvertObsession) brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support directly from the owners!
  • These ship out as breeding age young adults that range from 1/2 to 1 inch in length. They are the highest grade of red cherry shrimp, meaning their coloration is the most intense red you’ll ever find!
  • Bred without fertilizers, special water, or other special equipment. These shrimp can live in almost any freshwater aquarium.
  • Free Java Moss strands included. This is a low-light plant that thrives in almost any aquarium and improves water quality.

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  1. WildScalare says:

    Shrimp- five star pets from a five star seller… 0

  2. chris says:

    Great shrimp 0

  3. JimmyBlues says:

    Really Nice Looking Red Cherry Shrimp At A Reasonable Price UPDATE: It is April 2015 and I have had some attrition regarding these RCS, thus the loss of one star. The original 5 that I ordered did not live for more than a few months. Fortunately they had reproduced by that time. Most of the second generation have also died off. I have also noticed that more than halfof the surviving shrimp were born their natural brown/green color. They seem to be the healthiest, growing larger thanthe red color cherry shrimp which for whatever reason seem to be more delicate and prone to dying in less than sixmonths from birth.The buyer should be aware that while they may receive red colored shrimp, they will more than likely find that many of theoffspring from these shrimp will be brown/green. For me it’s not a big deal as the brownish green shrimp are nice lookingand very hearty. However, if you want to keep your shrimp red you should remove the brown green shrimp from your tankand place them in another tank so that only the red colored shrimp will pair off.I do find it interesting that my brown green shrimp are the ones surviving, while the red colored cherry shrimp continue to die off.UPDATE: It’s now early September 2014, and I have noticed at least a dozen or so new RCS fry growing out. Most are red, however, there are some brown ones as well.This makes about 25 new fry from my original investment of 5 RCS. And they can breed into the hundreds inside of a year.The youngest of these fry are really tiny when they hatch. However, over the span of a few months they grow very quickly.Moreover because they are as small as they are it’s very difficult to determine how many there are in your aquarium until they begin to get larger.Earlier… It is now August 2014, and I have had these RCS for about four months. Of the original five that survived, I have one left. However, it appears to be doing very well, and I now have about ten RCS which were born in this aquarium, and are three months old.What I also find interesting is that all of the RCS that were born in my aquariumare brown in color instead of red. I was reading about this on the Internet, and evidently, brown is the natural color of RCS in the wild, and the red color has been artificially created through selective breeding.What this really means is that even though you purchase red cherry shrimp, you may end up with fry which are brown instead.Many RCS buyers only learn of this once they have made their purchase, so it’s best to be aware of this prior to making your purchase.Moreover, many RCS keepers have found that their RCS can tend to revert from their artificial red to their normal brown color over time.And this appears to have nothing to do with the quality of the RCS you purchase, but instead, the fact that these RCS are normally brownish in color, and that the red color is artificially induced through selective breeding.Earlier…Overall, given how quickly RCS reproduce, the 5 RCS package that InvertObsession offers is a great deal, since as long as the water in your aquarium is healthy and you have at least one female shrimp in your purchase, you will find that within a few months time you’ll have many new juvenile RCS inhabiting your aquarium.I also use *Fluval shrimp stratum and it works very well in giving the shrimp a place to burrow into. It is also supposed to be beneficial for RCS during their morphing stage.*This product varies considerably in price on the Internet. I purchased an 8.8 ounce bag for about $17, and the same bag today is selling for $57!So shop around before you make your purchase.I also took some algae that was growing in another of my planted aquaria and moved it to this small grow out tank, and the algae now grows so quickly that I usually remove some of it at least once every week.The shrimp feed on this algae, and I also add some algae tabs, shrimp pellets, anda special food manufactured specifically for dwarf shrimp, which contains nutrients that help them to survive their growth spurts as they repeatedly shed their exoskeletons.I plan on moving some of the RCS to other planted aquaria as they continue to reproduce and overrun my Mr. Aqua 1.5 gallon aquarium. This is the only tank without DIY CO2, so I am going to transfer a few at a time to see how they acclimate to the DIY CO2 injected tanks, and be ready to remove them if theyhave a difficult time adapting.However, I use a minimum of sugar in this DIY CO2 concoction (only 1/2 cup of sugar with a pinch of yeast and baking soda), which means that I don’t have the large production of CO2 shortly after mixing up a batch of this stuff that I had when I was using 2 cups of sugar…

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