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Re: Red cherry shrimp questions
>I went to my LFS (Albany Aquarium) yesterday and was led to a tank with
>very cute little newcomers: red cherry shrimp. Of course I had to grab a
Of course. :)
>The only info I've been able to find is that they "eat a different
>variety of algae than C. japonica" and are a tropical species. Does anybody
>have additional info (from literature and/or personal experience)? Exactly
>what type(s) of algae do they eat? Are they as difficult to breed as C.
>japonica? Scientific nomenclature?
They're a Taiwanese strain of Neocaridina denticulata (aka: Minami Numa
Ebi). Arizona Aquatic Gardens is selling the red ones now, too, and they
have basic info on their site. Here's the link:
That's probably about as detailed of an info page as you're likely to
find. I did some minor poking around for info on the "regular" N.
denticulata last Fall, but I never came up with much. However, among what
info I did manage to scrape up, there's a consensus that they are easy to
breed in an aquarium.