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. We generally ship young adult shrimp that are already of breeding age (so around 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch in length) and are the highest grade of fire red shrimp, which means that their coloration is the most intense red you'll ever find! They are even more solid red than our regular Sakura Red Cherry Shrimp!
All Fire Red 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 colour as long as they are comfortable in the tank. Lower intensity lighting and dark substrate also helps them achieve the deepest and darkest reds.
What We Like About This Shrimp:
- Impressive solid red coloration
- Completely peaceful with all non-aggressive tank mates
- Safe with all plants
- Excellent scavenger
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Minimum tank size: 2 gallons, recommended 10 gallon minimum for a colony
Temperature: 64° - 78° F (17.8° - 25.5° C)
pH: 6.8 - 7.5
dGH: 6 - 15
dKH: 0 - 10
TDS: 180 - 400
Diet: Scavenger that feeds continually. Requires very little feeding in a well-established aquarium containing algae, biofilm, or decaying plant matter. In less mature aquariums, high quality dry foods with high plant content can befed multiple times daily.
Social behaviour: Peaceful. A small group can continually replenish and grow its population