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Red Cherry Shrimp


Neocaridina Davidi also classified as Neocaridina Denticulata Sinensis, and Neocaridina Heteropoda. This freshwater ornamental dwarf shrimp from Taiwan is a very popular choice for your aquarium. Their lifespan is around 1 to 2 years. Adult shrimp can reach about 1.6 inches / 4 centimeters long. They prefer clean water with a temperature of 68 to 84°F / 20 to 29°C and a PH of 6.5 to 8.0

Throughout the years, ornamental shrimp and fish breeders from all around the world, especially Taiwan have created several colorful strains including Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Brown, Blue, Black, White and Transparent. The quality, grade, rarity, patterns, and density of the shell color can determine their sales price.

  • Young Adult Size | approx. 1.0 - 1.5 cm
  • Easy to care, unique, hardy, and beautiful
  • Friendly shrimp, safe for plants, fish, snails, and other aquarium inhabitants
  • Control algae bloom. Balanced your aquarium water and create a great ecosystem environment

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual animal you will receive, but a sample representation. Because of the natural variations in each species, it may be different in shape, size, color, and personality. Unless specific, we don't guarantee the gender of the animal. 

Scientific Name: Neocaridina Davidi
Common Names: Red Cherry Shrimp
Other Trade Names: RCS Shrimp / Red Neo Shrimp
Other Classifications: Neocaridina Denticulata Sinensis / Neocaridina Heteropoda
Origin: Taiwan
Diet: Omnivore
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Life Cycle: 1 - 2 years
Max. Size: 3.0 - 4.0 cm
Recommended Tank Size: 5 gallons or bigger
Water Conditions: 65-75°F, KH 1-6, pH 6.5-8.0, TDS 130-400

Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc. Many commercial fish foods, medications, and plant fertilizers contain copper sulfate. Please avoid any aquarium product containing copper of any form or they may cause harm or even death to your invertebrates.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Brian Powell
Cherry Shrimp

Very nice Shrimp. All healthy and alive living the #shrimplife

Great little guys!

I ordered 15 shrimp (5 cherries, 5 yellow, and 5 blue), and they all arrived safe and sound. The staff also was great at communicating with me about delays in the shipment due to causes out of their control. I'm definitely buying from them again.

Pattie Seaton

I really like the Cherry Shrimp! They are Great little Gabage cleaners and very active. Just make sure to put them where you want them, because you'll NEVER net them, again!

Red Cherry Shrimp

Ordered 20, arrived in 2 days from ordering. All very alive and larger than I expected which is great. A week later and they are all still going strong.


Arrived alive and they are doing well, thank you!

Ray Kim
All healthy arrivals

Thanks APF! All 5 arrived healthy and active. I received a good mix of 2 males and 3 females, and I really appreciated that