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Chocolate Cherry Shrimp

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Chocolate Cherry Shrimp Portion Size You will receive one juvenile Chocolate Cherry Shrimp that is 0.8-1.5cm in length. Description Chocolate Cherry Shrimp are a popular choice for freshwater shrimp...
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Chocolate Cherry Shrimp

Portion Size

You will receive one juvenile Chocolate Cherry Shrimp that is 0.8-1.5cm in length.

Description

Chocolate Cherry Shrimp are a popular choice for freshwater shrimp hobbyists because of their intriguing dark colour and relatively easy care. They stand out nicely against a light coloured substrate. These shrimp are very active tank cleaners, clearing up waste in the aquarium. They love to feed off of the microorganisms naturally occurring in biofilm and algae, especially in a planted tank.

 

Chocolate Shrimp can tolerate a relatively wide range of water parameters, and are peaceful, friendly tank companions. Chocolate Shrimp breed easily, making them a good choice for beginners.

Tank Parameters

Difficulty level: Easy                                                                                                                    pH: 6.8-8.0
Temperature: 18-26°C
gH: 4-8
kH: 3-15

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 200-300

 

The Chocolate Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi) is a delightful addition to any aquarium. Known for its rich, chocolate-brown coloration, this shrimp species offers both aesthetic appeal and ease of care. With a few simple guidelines, you can successfully breed and maintain a thriving population of Chocolate Cherry Shrimp in your aquarium.

Characteristics:
The Chocolate Cherry Shrimp is a small freshwater invertebrate, typically reaching a size of 1 to 1.5 inches. Its deep brown coloration resembles the shade of chocolate, which is where it gets its name. These shrimp are hardy and adaptable, making them suitable for beginners and experienced aquarists alike.

Breeding Tips:
To encourage successful breeding, provide a well-maintained aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and live plants. Maintain stable water parameters, including a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-25.5°C) and a slightly alkaline pH between 7.2 and 7.6. Regular water changes and a varied diet of algae-based foods, biofilm, and high-quality shrimp pellets will support their overall health and reproductive capabilities.

Do's and Don'ts:

Do ensure proper water quality by regularly testing for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates.
Do provide a well-balanced diet, including specialized shrimp foods and occasional vegetable supplements.
Do monitor the shrimp population to prevent overbreeding and overcrowding.
Don't introduce aggressive tank mates that may harm or stress the shrimp.
Don't expose the shrimp to sudden changes in water parameters, as it can lead to stress and potential health issues.
In conclusion, the Chocolate Cherry Shrimp is a captivating and low-maintenance species suitable for shrimp enthusiasts of all levels. With a well-prepared environment and appropriate care, you can enjoy the beauty and charm of these delightful shrimp in your aquarium.

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