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Red Cherry Shrimp in Acidic Water

For the last few months I have had some Red Cherry Shrimp in an aquarium that was intended for Crystal Red Shrimp. I set it up with Aqua Soil Amazonia and quite a few plants and mosses. I keep the pH right around 6.0 and have some interesting observations for the Red Cherries!

Observations:
- The Red Cherry Shrimp grow slower
- Far less breeding activity observed
- Berried females have become more rare
- Life span seems shorter

If you have any observations of keeping Red Cherry Shrimp in water with such a low pH please feel free to share them!

2 thoughts on “Red Cherry Shrimp in Acidic Water”

  • Geoff

    Hi,

    I keep cherry shrimp in a heavily planted tank along with SAE's, Tetra's and Clown Loach.

    I bought 10 very red shrimp and one very brown almost black.

    They breed all the time, and i now have hundreds, but i have noticed that most of the young are clear, they lose their red and revert back.

    pH 6.3
    Temp 26 degC
    KH 140mg/l
    Dose EI for plants

    • Dan

      @Geoff,
      The one brown shrimp has contaminated the gene pool. To keep the red color they have to be in an aquarium with no other shrimp that can breed with them!