Taiwan Shrimp – Neocaridina denticulata sinensis
Taiwan shrimp - Picture by Algenco
Species name: Neocaridina denticulata sinensis
Common name: Red Cherry Shrimp, Minami Numa Ebi, or Taiwan Shrimp
Maximum size: 1 inch
Company: Other shrimp of like size and peaceful fish. Tetras are a great match for this species. No large or aggressive fish
Water parameters: pH 6.5 – 7.7, soft to hard water, ammonia and nitrites 0 ppm, temperature 70-80 F
Aquarium setup: Require planted community tank. Due to their susceptibility to ammonia and nitrite poisoning a planted tank is recommended. A stable tank is also a must. Mid to Heavy planted with plenty of leafy plants.
Feeding: Filter feeders that also combat a lot of algae types. They will feed on sinking wafers and fallen debris. Combat hair algae, brown algae, black beard algae, and normal algae growth. One of the best, if not the best, algae eating shrimp available.
Breeding: Rather easily breed in the aquarium. Egglayers that will spawn at will. Female will hold eggs 15-20 days. Her underbelly will turn yellow while holding eggs.
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