The most common aquarium shrimp, cherry shrimp.

Within the fresh water invertebrates sweetest, most widespread prawns for ease of maintenance and ease of play are the cherry shrimp, because they enjoyed a few small crustaceans of 2 to 3 cm in size that they eat algae in the aquarium and food scraps.

The scientific name is Cherry Red Neocaridina Heteropoda Var.

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Atyidae
Genre: Neocaridina
Species: Heteropoda

The cherry shrimp come from southern China, Taiwan and northern Vietnam, in fact, it is in these places where all kind of color mutations of this species, from the red to the black, to the full range of colors .

Females tend to be slightly larger in size and have a more intense color, can be distinguished by the rounded belly and coloration.

These shrimp are all terrain, we can keep acid rain almost seamlessly, going from very soft to alkaline waters. Regarding temperatures, from experience we keep at temperatures up to 5 ° C and above 35 ° C. They eat everything there for the aquarium, living or dead, Grindal worms ...

Playback is very simple, because of its ability to adapt, the ovate females for about three weeks, depending on temperature between 20 and 40 freed zoeae that reach their adult size and about two months.

Their life expectancy is around two years or less, depending on the conditions under which the stay.

It is recommended that the water is well oxygenated, this function can be obtained using the aquarium filter sponge or corner filter biological article as follows: Biological Filter Home

The size of the aquarium can be from 5 liters, we maintain and play smoothly, although it would be a recommended minimum of 10 liters aquarium.

The we have with some fish species, which can offset some zoea disappear with their reproductive capacity. In the following article you can read more information about it, it's always interesting to test first .... Fish with Prawns

Surely cherry shrimp leftover cover your expectations and give you much joy when you see small zoeae walking your nano aquarium.

Greetings all.