Size: 0.5 inch
Overview: Orange Sakura Shrimp are also popular as Orange Pumpkin Shrimp and Sunkist Shrimp among the aquarists. Their scientific name is Neocaridina Davidi. They are freshwater dwarf shrimp mainly found in Taiwan. Because of their beautiful yellowish-orange coloration, they are one of the popular choices to keep in the aquarium. The active breeding behavior of these orange sakura shrimps makes them one of the most productive breeds among the shrimps. One of the benefits of these shrimps is they balance the water and cleans the environment by controlling the accumulation of the algae and the wastes inside the aquarium. The fully-grown female shrimps are comparatively bigger than the male shrimps. The female shrimps also have slightly larger tails than the males. The life expectancy of orange sakura shrimp, if kept well, can be up to 2 years.
Habitat: These ornamental orange shrimps prefer to live in the freshwater aquariums. The orange sakura shrimps are adaptive and resilient. They can easily acclimate to the hard or soft water. If the tanks are planted well, the shrimps do not need to be fed very often, but if there are not enough plants or algae produced in the tanks, then they can be given algae supplements, blanched vegetables or shrimp food. They are very peaceful tank mates. Their non-aggressive nature makes them a suitable option for the aquariums.
Water parameters: The minimum tank size should be 2 gallons if you are keeping a shrimp in it. In order to keep the level of nitrate low, the water in the tank should be changed 10-20% every week. In hard water, a gH of at least eight is required, when they can actually show the best of their color.
Care Guidelines: Orange sakura shrimp can adapt to a wide array of water parameters; therefore, it is really easy to take care of them. They can get accustomed to both hard and soft water. They are the scavengers that feed on water algae and waste and do not require feed very often. In fact, overfeeding can be a cause of their death. One important thing to take care of is there should be no Ammonia or Nitrite in their water tank.
Do You Know?
Orange Sakura Shrimp are often confused with Red Cherry Shrimp due to almost similar coloration. However, the bright sunny yellow-orange color makes them slightly distinguishable from them.
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.