You will receive twenty (20) red cherry shrimp. Our imported cherry shrimp are mostly solid red and have amazing coloration. Cherry shrimp can take up to 3 weeks to color up after shipping. The stress of shipping combined with the darkness of the shipping box can result in the shrimp losing their color.
Cherry shrimp in general have been in the hobby for a long time. They are accustomed to aquarium life and therefore are relatively easy to keep. If you are looking for an easier shrimp option or just getting into the hobby, amano shrimp are the hardiest shrimp we offer and can serve as an amazing cleanup grew for your aquarium.
The grading of cherry shrimp is as follows. Cherry shrimp in general refers to the lowest grade of Red Neocaridina aquarium shrimp. Regular cherry shrimp are generally pretty clear. Sakura cherry shrimp are a more intense red color. While still possessing clear patches, Sakura shrimp are more solid in color than regular cherry shrimp. Fire red shrimp is the next grade and refers to shrimp that are completely red. Painted Fire Red shrimp are the last and highest grade. Painted fire red shrimp are completely solid in color and have no transparent patches. Painted fire red shrimp usually have red legs as well.
Ordered 20, got 24, all active and seem to be doing well after 3 days.
20 Red Cherry Shrimp
I received my 20 red cherry shrimp a month ago. When the shrimp arrived, there were no DOAs and all shrimp looked healthy. The shrimp I ordered were imported, so I was anticipating some issues. I lost a total of 3 shrimp over the course of a week, each occurred just after molting. I'm not worried about that though as the shrimp were imported and I've seen it happen before. A month later, all of the shrimp are thriving. The colors are now very vivid and the different grades are more apparent. There are many basic Sakura grade, some painted red/fire red, and 3 potential breeders for the elusive Kanoko. My 5 gallon tank now has a 40 gallon backup because 4 of 5 of the females are now pregnant.
First time ordering, amazing experience. Incredibly fast shipping, carefully packaged, very healthy shrimp.
I love that they send 2 additional in each package in case of DOA (of which I had none, but it's a great precaution).
The shrimp are so brightly colored and very active. There's a great assortment of sizes- almost all the shrimp are juveniles so they've got long lives ahead of them!
Flip has definitely earned a longterm customer!
All 40+ 8 red cherry shrimp arrived alive and are still doing great!!!!!