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    FAQ Freshwater Shrimp

    What are the differences between Neocaridina and Caridina shrimp?

    Neocaridina shrimp can tolerate a wider range of water conditions and have bright colors. Caridina shrimp need more acidic and soft water and have intricate patterns.

    What do freshwater shrimp like in their tank?

    Freshwater shrimp like hiding places, feeding areas, and items for grazing. They also like live plants, smooth surfaces, and a substrate that matches their color.

    What do freshwater shrimp eat?

    Freshwater shrimp eat plant and animal matter, as well as organic waste. They graze on algae, biofilm, and detritus. They can also eat shrimp pellets, flakes, wafers, vegetables, frozen foods, or live foods.

    How do freshwater shrimp breed?

    Freshwater shrimp breed in spring and summer, when the water is optimal. The male releases sperm, which the female stores in her saddle. The female produces eggs, which she carries under her tail. The shrimplets look like their parents and eat the same foods .

    How long do freshwater shrimp live?

    Freshwater shrimp live from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the species and the tank. Factors that affect their lifespan include water quality, temperature, diet, stress, and diseases.

    To keep them healthy and happy, do regular water changes, monitor the water parameters, provide a balanced diet, and avoid overstocking or incompatible tank mates .

    What are some popular types of freshwater shrimp?

    • Cherry shrimp: Bright red shrimp that are easy to keep and breed .
    • Crystal shrimp: Shrimp with white and black or red stripes that are difficult to keep and breed .
    • Amano shrimp: Large shrimp that are excellent algae eaters but not easy to breed in captivity .
    • Bamboo shrimp: Shrimp with fan-like appendages that filter feed and need a strong water current and plenty of microorganisms .
    • Ghost shrimp: Transparent shrimp that are cheap and easy to keep but often used as feeder shrimp .

    How many cherry shrimp can I keep in one tank?

    The general rule of thumb is to keep one cherry shrimp per gallon of water. However, this may vary depending on the size of your tank, the filtration system, the water quality, and the presence of other tank mates.

    How can I tell if my cherry shrimp are healthy?

    Healthy cherry shrimp are active, colorful, and have clear eyes. They will often be seen grazing on algae, plants, or other food sources.

    How can I enhance the color of my cherry shrimp?

    The color of your cherry shrimp depends largely on their genetics, but it can also be influenced by environmental factors such as substrate, live plant, high-quality food diet,...

    How can I prevent my cherry shrimp from being eaten by fish?

    Cherry shrimp are vulnerable to predation by fish, especially larger or aggressive ones. To prevent your cherry shrimp from being eaten by fish, you should choose compatible tank mate such small and peaceful fish, snails,...