Overview: Brown Cherry Shrimp prefers living in a densely planted freshwater tank. It could be a great addition as an invertebrate in the aquarium as it caters to multiple functions among which eating the algae is one. It is easy to maintain and care due to undemanding nature. This beautiful reddish-brown shrimp looks very vibrant and serves as a natural source of cleaning the tank. It belongs to the Atyidae family of invertebrates.
Habitat: Most of the shrimps are native to Taiwan. They are found in freshwater; therefore, they prefer the same in the tank too. They can tolerate a wide range of water parameters and get accustomed to the changes as well. They are undemanding, therefore perfect for beginners too. Once you add them, the tank will look more clean and tidy than before as they start munching on the leftover food, algae, and dead and decaying plant matters present in the tank.
Water conditions: The tank must be heavily planted when you are adding a brown cherry shrimp into it. A bit shy in nature, they want plants, driftwood, rocks, etc. to hide. Ferns and java moss could be great additions. The perfect temperature and salinity of the tank should lie between-
• Temperature: 22 to 28 degrees centigrade
• pH: 6.6 to 8.5
Care guidelines: The tank should not be less than 5 gallons in size when you are adding a shrimp. Do not include more than five shrimps in a tank as they breed easily and very quickly. You might end up seeing a lot of shrimps in the tank. If you are keeping shrimps for breeding purposes, a bigger tank with 20 gallons size will be perfect as it will give enough room to the shrimps. When it comes to feeding, you can give them anything readily available. However, being scavengers, they love feeding on the decomposing matters, so you don’t have to feed them much. If the tank is new and doesn’t have algae growth or decomposing materials, you can give them high-quality pellets. As far as compatibility is concerned, brown cherry shrimps are peaceful in nature. They are compatible with other shrimps and snails. Also, they do not pose any threat to the fish in the tank.
Do you know?
After aging, Red Cherry Shrimps might change the color and turns brown, which are often confused with Brown Cherry Shrimp.
WARNING- Copper is toxic to invertebrates; therefore, avoid all types of food products, plant fertilizers, and medications that have copper in them in any form. If you have shrimps in your tank, always read the labels and make sure that the products you are using are copper-free.