Fish Species

Cherry Shrimp

Cherry Shrimp - Description

The Cherry Shrimp is also known as a Red Shrimp and is a popular freshwater aquarium shrimp.

They are Omnivores so eat both meat and plant material particularly algae. Unfortunately the Cherry Shrimp is prey for a variety of other fish, particularly angel fish. It is vital they are kept with small less aggressive fish such as Tetras.

They will shed their skin (exoskeleton) occasionally, ensure this 'ghost skin' is left in the aquarium as the shrimp will obtain valuable vitamins by eating it!

Profile of the Cherry Shrimp

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Cherry Shrimp species.

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 14-30 Degrees   PH:6.5-8.0

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae, Fresh or Frozen Fish Food

  • Temperament: Active, non aggressive animal - prey for many other fish

  • Range: South East Asia

Scientific Classification of the Cherry Shrimp

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Neocaridina heteropoda

  • Popular Name: Red Shrimp - Cherry Shrimp

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Order: Decapoda


Aquarium Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Cherry Shrimp

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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