Red Cherry Shrimp

A GUIDE TO CARING & BREEDING FOR RED CHERRY SHRIMP RCS

Red Cherry shrimp or RCS are a breed of shrimp known as Neocaridina denticulata sinensis. Red Cherry shrimp exist in many colors in the wild but in the aquarium red is by far the most popular strain and this is attributed to their name. The bright red color is a result of years of selective breeding. The red cherry shrimp really stands out in the aquarium especially against plants and darker substrates.

red cherry shrimp

Cherry shrimp are extremely hardy and condition tolerant when compared to other varieties of shrimp. This makes them an excellent beginner shrimp. They are easy to breed, maintain and they will naturally hide from predators. However they are still sensitive to fluctuations in water chemistry and if they begin to look unwell or even die in the aquarium immediately check the water temperature and recent additives to the aquarium.

Temperature ~80°F

pH ~6.8

Nitrite 0ppm

Ammonia 0ppm

Nitrate >20ppm

Water Changes 30%

Adding the Red Cherry Shrimp

Feeding Red Cherry Shrimp

Dangers of RCS in the Planted Aquarium

Tank mates & Compatibility

Breeding Red Cherry shrimp