Buying from Local Hobbyists Cherry Shrimp

Fish stores aren’t the only place to purchase fish. In the above video I talk about reaching out to other aquarium hobbyists to get fish that, for whatever reason, your local store may not carry.

Cherry Shrimp

Why Buy from Local Hobbyists?

There are a few reasons that make buying fish from local hobbyists a good choice. For one, many times it is much less expensive than buying from a store. In the video I tell you about the awesome deal I got when buying cherry shrimp. It’s also a great option if the fish stores do not have a fish you are looking to purchase. Third, it has the potential to be quite a bit less stressful on the fish because they spend a lot less time bagged up and they don’t have the long transport times that some fish have to endure.

Cherry Shrimp, Neon, Cory Catfish

What to Know About Cherry Shrimp

Cherry Shrimp are small fresh water shrimp native to Taiwan. They reach about 1.5 inches at maximum size. They are eat mostly algae but will eat just about anything. Although they are called cherry shrimp, indicating they might be red, they come in multiple colors. They can be the common red, or may also be blue, orange, white, violet and and almost every color in between.

Scientific Name: Neocaridina davidi
Origin: Taiwan
Family: Atyidae
Care level: Easy
Temperament : Peaceful
Diet: Omnivores
Breeding: egg layer
Water Temperature: 57 to 86 F/14 to 30 C 
Water pH: 6.5-8.0