Fish Species

Red Shrimp

Red Shrimp - Description

The Red Shrimp is a very popular freshwater aquarium shrimp.  Unfortunately the Red Shrimp is prey for a variety of other fish, especially angel fish. They are Omnivores so eat both meat and plant material.

It is vital they are kept with small less aggressive fish such as Tetras. The Red Shrimp sheds its skin (exoskeleton) occasionally, it is important to leave this 'ghost skin' in the aquarium as the shrimp will obtain valuable vitamins by eating it!

Popular Name: Red Shrimp
Species: Neocaridina heteropoda

Profile of the Red Shrimp

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

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

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

  • Temperament: Active, not aggressive  - prey for many other fish

  • Range: South East Asia

Scientific Classification of the Red 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

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Order: Decapoda


Crustaceans Index

Facts about Fish Species - Red 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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