• Neocaridina heteropoda var. red (Cherry shrimp)

    English name: Red Cherry Shrimp, Sakura
    Scientific name: Neocaridina heteropoda var. red
    Origin: Taiwan
    Size male/female: 2 cm / 2.5 cm or 0.8 inch / 1 inch
    Water temperature: 18 - 28 C or 64 - 82 F
    Water Parameters: pH 6.5 - 7.5
    High or low breeding form: high
    Behaviour: non-aggressive
    Difficulty: easy
    Description: Female Cherry shrimps are more colorfull. "Saddle" and eggs are yellow, later they are turning grey/brown.
    They can crossbreed with other species of Neocaridina heteropoda and maybe Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis (Im not sure about that, I dont keep them together).
    My experience on this species: I keep them in tanks without heater or cooling system. They can live in a wide range of water parameters.
    Its a prolofic species and a good choice for higher temperatures.