Presentation of the red cherry shrimp
The red cherry shrimp is the ideal shrimp for beginners, it measures about 2-3cm and lives in a colony of ten individuals in an aquarium of at least 20L. This shrimp is rather inconspicuous and will tend to hide in the presence of fish. Red cherry loves mosses (Example: java moss ) and plants with thin leaves . In addition, to preserve their colors, avoid mixing the different varieties of Neocaridina . For example, they can coexist with Babaulti shrimps.
How to feed the red cherry?
Red cherry, like most aquarium shrimp , is a detritus feeder. She appreciates dry food (granules, flakes, etc.) but also live food (bloodworm, brine shrimp, etc.).
Reproduction of neocaridina red cherry
The male is lighter in color than the female and the female has a larger abdomen than the male. The female reproduces only after a moult and when the ovarian sac is developed (orange yellow spot behind the head). It develops at sexual maturity (3-4 months of life). After mating, her ovarian sac descends under her abdomen and eggs form in it (coloring varies depending on the maintenance conditions). Then, the female will oxygenate the eggs throughout the incubation period (25 days on average) by stirring them. Once the juveniles are formed, the female expels them from her abdomen. The zoes (juveniles) are then an exact copy of the adult red cherry , in miniature.
Water parameters of red cherry shrimp
Like the classic caridina japonica , red cherry prawns adapt to a wide range of parameters. However, prefer a neutral floor and the parameters below:
T ° 16-28 ° c