A very attractive small shrimp, Cherry Shrimp are an ideal invertebrate for nano tanks and thrive in planted tanks. They are easy meals for larger fish, so ensure any fish kept with them are shrimp-safe. They tolerate temperatures from 22–26 °C, and pH from 6.6-7.6.

They come in a wide range of colours, including red, yellow, green, orange, blue and white. Female shrimp typically are more colourful, while the smaller males tend to remain paler. The females max at around 3.5cm, whilst males tend to stop growing at 2.5cm. They are very easily bred and in the right conditions will multiply quickly. Shrimplets are tiny and easy prey for most fish, so ensure they have plenty of places to hide.

Please note: avoid the use of copper based treatments if invertebrates are present in the tank.