Cherry Shrimp - Yellow

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Cherry Shrimp - Yellow

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A very attractive small freshwater shrimp, Cherry Shrimp are an ideal invertebrate for nano tanks and thrive in planted tanks. They are very easily bred and in the right conditions will multiply quickly. Cherry Shrimp are great scavengers that will help keep a tank clean of uneaten food.

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Please note: avoid the use of copper based treatments if invertebrates are present in the tank.

Features of Yellow Cherry Shrimp:

  • A bright yellow colour
  • Female shrimp typically are more colourful and much bigger than the males
  • The average lifespan is 1-2 years
  • Cherry Shrimp are excellent scavenger

Cherry Shrimp : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Cherry Shrimp:

The recommended for a small group of Cherry Shrimp should be least 30 Litre fish tank. You’ll likely need much larger tanks if you’re planning on introducing some tank mates or aquarium plants. 

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Cherry Shrimp Tank Mate Compatibility:

Cherry Shrimp is a peaceful and non-aggressive specimen. They are happy to stay in large or small groups with others of their kind. Other tank mates you could consider are:

Cherry Shrimp Food :

Cherry Shrimp are not picky eaters. They are happy to eat most foods. Feed cherry shrimp a diet of  like Dymax Shrimp Pellets, Hikari Shrimp Cuisine, Sera Shrimps Natural Sinking GranuletsHikari Algae Wafers. Cherry shrimp enjoy eating algae off the walls and surfaces in the tank. You could encourage algae growth by adding aquatic plants to the tank.

Cherry Shrimp Tank Set-up

Aquarium Lights and Lighting

Shrimps don't require any specific lights, however a lighting system is important to keep your planted aquarium healthy. 

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Shrimp Tank Filter

Shrimp are very sensitive to ammonia and nitrite, so a good filtration system is very necessary to house the shrimp well.

Popular choices for shrimp tanks are sponge filters & hang on filters.

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It is essential to maintain a warm water temperature in the tank. You can consider adding a heater to the tank to maintain a stable temperature. A thermometer is recommended to control the water temperature.

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Aquatic Plants for Cherry Shrimp

Cherry Shrimp do best in tanks with plenty of live aquarium plant. Plants can provide cover for molting shrimp and shrimplets.  Aquatic plants grow lots of biolfilm, a nutritious food source for shrimp that shrimp love to graze.

Aquarium Decorations for Cherry Shrimp

Artificial plants can work well in your shrimp tank. Additionally, you can also choose to use Aquarium Ornaments such as: Kazoo handmade fish decorations , caves, rocks, and maybe even driftwood will create a fun playground for them to swim around.

Substrate for Cherry Shrimp

Sand and round pebbles are good substrate for the shrimp tank