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5 Bloody Mary Shrimp

Bloody Mary Shrimp

You will receive (5) Bloody Mary Shrimp. Bloody Mary shrimp are a type of red Neocaridina, similar to Cherry shrimp. However, unlike Cherry’s which carry their red coloration in their shells, Bloody Mary’s have transparent shells with a deep red color in their tissue. Information on the origin of Bloody Mary shrimp is conflicting with some breeders claiming they are simply Cherry shrimp with red tissue, while other breeders claim true Bloody Mary’s are bred from dwarf Chocolate shrimp. Regardless, our conclusion from our own personal colonies as well as the breeders we work with, is that Bloody Mary’s are transparent shrimp with beautiful deep red tissue.

Bloody Mary’s are a great choice to add red shrimp to your tank. We sell both locally bred shrimp as well as shrimp imported from overseas. The imported shrimp offer a slightly lower cost option and usually ship a bit larger than our USA bred shrimp after being quarantined by us for a minimum of 30 days to ensure to the best of our ability that you receive them healthy and happy. Our USA bred shrimp, while a somewhat more premium price, were born and raised in US water and generally ship at a younger age. This allows them to more quickly and easily adapt to your water at home. It is both our hope and goal to encourage more aquarium shrimp breeding in the states. Whichever you choose, we guarantee they will be healthy on arrival and we are certain you will be pleased with their quality. ‘

As an additional note, we recommend you do not keep Bloody Mary’s with other red shrimp. At one point we accidentally introduced a few Fire Red shrimp to an existing colony of Bloody Mary shrimp resulting in some hybridization and a general assortment of mixed Cherry Shrimp.


Tank Parameters

  • Ph:7.0 to 7.6
  • Gh: 7 to 15
  • Kh:  2 to 8
  • TDS: 180 to 400
  • Temp: 68 to 72

Tank Equipment

  • Filter: Matten Filter
  • Substrate: Pool Filter Sand, Inert Plant substrate
  • Water: RO/DI Water remineralized with Salty Shrimp GH/KH+
  • Decor: Malaysian Driftwood, Java Moss and Indian Almond Leaves


Customer Reviews

Based on 230 reviews
Gregory Young
Bloody Mary shrimp

My Bloody Mary shrimp arrived promptly, well packed and protected against the outside heat we have been experiencing, as is usual for shipments from Flip Aquatics.
The color of the shrimp was a deep red, and they all looked great!
I highly recommend Rob and the crew at Flip Aquatics for all of your shrimp needs!

Mike L
High quality Bloody Mary Shrimp

I ordered 20 imported Bloody Mary’s. They shipped 2 extra. About 90% are what I consider high quality. The shipping was done well and I couldn’t be happier.

Jill Murphy
Healthy and breeding

Received 5 pack of Bloody Marys in March. Today I counted over 25 in our tank!

pam williams

Great quality and awesome customer service!!

Stunning Bloody Mary Shrimp

Bloody Mary Shrimp came with no DOA- mix of juveniles and mid size adults some berries. Been in my tank a couple weeks and I have shrimp pups everywhere and the color is great!!.