A very attractive small freshwater shrimp, Cherry Shrimp are an ideal invertebrate for nano tanks and thrive in planted tanks. They are very easily bred and in the right conditions will multiply quickly. Cherry Shrimp are great scavengers that will help keep a tank clean of uneaten food.
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Cherry Shrimp is a peaceful and non-aggressive specimen. They are happy to stay in large or small groups with others of their kind. Other tank mates you could consider are:
Cherry Shrimp are not picky eaters. They are happy to eat most foods. Feed cherry shrimp a diet of like Dymax Shrimp Pellets, Hikari Shrimp Cuisine, Sera Shrimps Natural Sinking Granulets, Hikari Algae Wafers. Cherry shrimp enjoy eating algae off the walls and surfaces in the tank. You could encourage algae growth by adding aquatic plants to the tank.
Shrimp are very sensitive to ammonia and nitrite, so a good filtration system is very necessary to house the shrimp well.
Popular choices for shrimp tanks are sponge filters & hang on filters.
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It is essential to maintain a warm water temperature in the tank. You can consider adding a heater to the tank to maintain a stable temperature. A thermometer is recommended to control the water temperature.
Artificial plants can work well in your shrimp tank. Additionally, you can also choose to use Aquarium Ornaments such as: Kazoo handmade fish decorations , caves, rocks, and maybe even driftwood will create a fun playground for them to swim around.
Sand and round pebbles are good substrate for the shrimp tank