111 Cherry Shrimp Mega Questions And Answers

111 Cherry Shrimp Mega Questions And Answers

This is a 111 mega questions and answers on all things Cherry Shrimp!!

I have used the most frequently asked common questions on the internet and kept them In the original format they were asked In so bear that in mind that any grammatical errors present are not mine and that these are real questions people have asked about Cherry Shrimp.

On a few occasions people have asked the same question but in a different way and I dont fancy typing why Cherry shrimp cant be kept with fish X 20 times so you will see the odd copy and paste.

The reason for writing this type of post is that it answers specific types of questions that people are asking this means it might not be the best post for reading, if you want to learn more about Cherry Shrimp check out this great post here.

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So lets get started.

1 Q. are cherry shrimp nocturnal?

A. Shrimp are active during the day and during the night, I think they have brief periods of rest intermittently.

2 Q. are cherry shrimp hardy?

A. Yes Cherry Shrimp can be very hardy this is what makes them a very good beginners shrimp.. I have cycled new tanks with cherry shrimp young present that hitchhiked there way in via plant transfers.

3 Q. are cherry shrimp social?

A. I like to think so because I have noticed that they like to follow each other around.

4 Q. are cherry shrimp cold water

A. No Cherry Shrimp are not a cold water species they are a  tropical special that prefer a temperature range of between 16 and 27 degrees celsius.

5 Q. are cherry shrimp easy to keep?

A. Yes Cherry Shrimp are very easy to keep and are the perfect beginner shrimp to try before you move on to other species of shrimp.

6 Q. are cherry shrimp tropical?

A. Cherry  Shrimp are a tropical special that prefer a temperature range of between 16 and 27 degrees celsius.

7 Q. are cherry shrimp asexual

A. no Cherry Shrimp are sexually reproduced meaning they need genetics from male and female.

8 Q. are cherry shrimp edible?

A.Yes I do believe they are edible.

9 Q. are cherry shrimp good algae eaters?

A. Yes Cherry Shrimp are very good algae eaters.

10 Q. are cherry shrimp live bearers?

A. No Cherry shrimp are born from an Egg.

11 Q. are cherry shrimp illegal in australia?

A. This is a grey area, they are not illegal to keep but they are illegal to import.

12 Q. are cherry shrimp easy to breed?

A. Yes Cherry shrimp are very easy to breed, they breed like rabbits.

13 Q. are cherry shrimp hard to keep?

A. No Cherry Shrimp are not hard to keep.

14 Q. are cherry shrimp easy to care for?

A. Yes Cherry shrimp are very very easy to care for.

15 Q. what are cherry shrimp?

A. Cherry Shrimp are freshwater dwarf invertebrates, they come in many colors with the most common being red.

16 Q. how long are cherry shrimp pregnant?

Cherry Shrimp gestation last anywhere from 21-31 days depending on the temperature.

17 Q. what fish are cherry shrimp compatible with?

In my opinion none, I have breed lots of fish in my lifetime and none of them are shrimp safe. Even Otocinclus Catfish will take live brine shrimp and blood worm meaning they will eat shrimp.

18 Q. why are my cherry shrimp dying?

A. This can be a very complex question with many variables but the most common reasons are your tank is not cycled, you did not acclimating the shrimp properly, You did not age the water, You did not use a dechlorinator. beyond this it can take exstream measures to kill cherry shrimp like poor filtration, overfeeding etc.

19 Q. why are my cherry shrimp not red?

A. You could have a wild type ,poor genetics, poor diet, bad water conditions, stress.

20 Q. why are my cherry shrimp not breeding?

A. A lack of protein is the number one cause, try feed your shrimp a high protein food once or twice a week.

21 Q. when do cherry shrimp breed?

A. Cherry Shrimp breed when they have good clean warm water with enough food.

22 Q. when do cherry shrimp molt?

An adult Cheery Shrimp will molt 1-2 times a month, the young shrimp molt more often.

23 Q. when to introduce cherry shrimp?

A. I like to add Cherry Shrimp that are on an inert substrate 4 weeks after the tank has been setup and cycled.

24 Q. how cherry shrimp breed?

A. Cherry Shrimp breed through sexual reproduction which includes a male and a female having sex. The male passes on sperm packets which are taken by the female and used to fertilizes eggs.

25 Q. how cherry shrimp mate?

A. See Above

26 Q. what cherry shrimp eat?

A. Cherry shrimp will primarily eat algae followed by decaying organic matter.

27 Q. what’s cherry shrimp?

Cherry Shrimp are freshwater dwarf invertebrates, they come in many colors with the most common being red.

28 Q. how many cherry shrimp per gallon?

A. I think 10 Shrimp per gallon is a good number.

29 Q. how many cherry shrimp in a 5 gallon tank?

See question 28.

30 Q. how many cherry shrimp per litre?

A. 2-3 shrimp

31 Q. how many cherry shrimp?

See Question 28,29 and 30.

32 Q. how long cherry shrimp eggs hatch?

A. 21- 30 days depending on the water temperature.

33 Q. how do cherry shrimp give birth?

A. Cherry Shrimp are born from eggs that are stored in the shrimp belly region.

34 Q. how many cherry shrimp in a 2.5 gallon?

A. 5-10 shrimp per Gallon .

35 Q. how many cherry shrimp in 10 gallon?

A. 5-10 shrimp per gallon.

36 Q. how many cherry shrimp to start?

A.The more the better because then you avoid overfeeding issues that are very common when only using a few shrimp to start up a tank .My minimum is 10 pieces.

37 Q. how many cherry shrimp in a 20 gallon tank?

A. 5-10 Shrimp per gallon.

38 Q. how long cherry shrimp grow?

A. Cherry Shrimp grow to an adult size of 2-3cm which is just over one inch.

39 Q. how do cherry shrimp molt?

A. Cherry Shrimp shed the old shell and replace it with a new one every 3-4 weeks.

40 Q. how do cherry shrimp lay eggs?

A. Cherry Shrimp lay eggs from the ovaries into the abdominal region of the shrimp, this is where the term berried comes from.

41 Q. how long do cherry shrimp live?

A. Cherry Shrimp live from 1.5 – 2 years

42 Q. how to keep cherry shrimp?

A. This is a combination of the right environment and good food, check this in depth guide for more information.

43 Q. how fast do cherry shrimp grow?

A. I have recorded them going from being born to adult shrimp that are berried in 2 months, Cherry Shrimp are capable of being berried at a very young age.

44 Q. can cherry shrimp live in cold water?

A. I wouldn’t keep Cherry Shrimp in conditions under 15c so my answer to this question would be no Cherry Shrimp cannot live in cold water.

45 Q. can cherry shrimp live without a filter?

A. Yes they can in a well planted tank.

46 Q. can cherry shrimp live with guppies?

A. If live means not dying then no Cherry Shrimp cannot live with Guppies as they will eat the young shrimp and possible harass the adult shrimp.

47 Q. can cherry shrimp get ich?

A. I have never seen it.

48 Q. can cherry shrimp live alone?

A. Yes they can live alone but they are better in groups.

49 Q. can cherry shrimp live in a bowl?

A . If the conditions are right then yes.

50 Q. can cherry shrimp escape?

A. Yes, all shrimp especially the males do want to leave tanks to look for better grazing and for mating reasons,always make sure the last cm above the water line is dry or they will climb out of the tank.

51 Q. can cherry shrimp live with fish?

A.My answer is no as fish eat shrimp.

52 Q. can cherry shrimp live in saltwater?

A. No Cherry Shrimp are a freshwater species of dwarf shrimp.

53 Q. can cherry shrimp live with ghost shrimp?

A. they can but I hear Ghost shrimp can be very cannibalistic towards their own species so I would thing Cherry Shrimp would also be on the same menu.

54 Q. can cherry shrimp breed in freshwater?

A. Yes Cherry Shrimp will breed in fresh water.

55 Q. can cherry shrimp go with guppies?

A. No In my opinion,

56 Q. can cherry shrimp breed with crystal shrimp?

A. No Cherry Shrimp and Crystal Red Shrimp cannot interbreed.

57 Q. can cherry shrimp live with angelfish?

A. No

58 Q. can cherry shrimp eat carrot?

A. Yes, carrot is a very goof food for shrimp as it takes along time to go off and it also gets layers of fungi on it that the shrimp love to eat, I would say its a really good Holiday food.

59 Q. can cherry shrimp live with goldfish?

A. No. A goldfish would eat a cherry in one gulp.

60 Q. can cherry shrimp live with betta fish?

A. Some say yes but I say no.

61 Q. can cherry shrimp live with neon tetras?

A. All the tetras will eat Cherry Shrimp.

62 Q. can cherry shrimp live in brackish water?

A. Not that I know of.

63 Q. can cherry shrimp survive in cold water?

A. They can survive but they are prone to all types of fungus etc at lower temperatures.

64 Q. what cherry shrimp eat?

A. Cherry Shrimp primarily eat algae followed by decaying matter, they also eat lots of green vegetables like spinach and kale and other commercially available foods.

65 Q. what’s cherry shrimp?

A. A  Cherry Shrimp is a freshwater invertebrate.

66 Q. where do cherry shrimp come from?

A. Cherry Shrimp originally came from Taiwan.

67 Q. where do cherry shrimp lay eggs?

A. Cherry Shrimp dont really lay eggs, they hold onto the eggs until they are ready to hatch.

68 Q. where do cherry shrimp hide?

A. Under rocks and plants anywhere that has cover.

69 Q. where to buy cherry shrimp?

A. Check forums is my number one answer, someone will always be selling shrimp in your area.

70 Q. where are red cherry shrimp from?

A. I think they originally came from Taiwan .

71 Q. where to buy cherry shrimp online?

A. Check forums.

72 Q. where to buy cherry shrimp uk?

A. Check forums.

73 Q. where can i buy cherry shrimp?

A. Check forums.

74 Q. where to buy red cherry shrimp in singapore?

A. Check forums.

75 Q. what cherry shrimp eat?

A. Algae and decomposing organic matter, green vegetables and commercial food.

76 Q. what’s cherry shrimp?

A. Cherry Shrimp are small freshwater  dwarf invertebrates.

77 Q. how cherry shrimp breed?

A.Cherry Shrimp breed through sexual reproduction.

78 Q. what fish eat cherry shrimp?

A. All Fish eat shrimp.

79 Q. what plants do cherry shrimp like?

A. Any aquarium plants really like mosses and ferns etc I use lots of Subwassertang because it grows well for me.

80 Q. what age do cherry shrimp breed?

A. 1 month plus.

81 Q. what do baby cherry shrimp eat?

A. Primarily algae and bio film, In aquariums you can supplement this with powdered foods.

82 Q. what fish with cherry shrimp?

A. None, no fish is shrimp safe.

83 Q. what algae do cherry shrimp eat?

A specifically the types that grow on decaying matter.

84 Q. what temperature for cherry shrimp?

A. I like 24c as this seems to be the best for the shrimp and breeding.

85 Q. what plants do cherry shrimp eat?

A. They eat no living plant that I know of apart from Algea.

86 Q. what ph for cherry shrimp?

A. 7 and up is the best.

87 Q. what fish are cherry shrimp compatible with?

A. None.

88 Q. why cherry shrimp died?

A. They can die for various reasons, poor acclimation , to hot , to cold ,tank not ready, incorrect water preparation, toxins etc.

89 Q. why do cherry shrimp hide?

A. Protect, in tanks with no fish the shrimp will wonder everywhere.

90 Q. why do cherry shrimp molt?

A. Cherry Shrimp molt in order to grow.

91 Q. why are my cherry shrimp dying?

A. They can die for various reasons, poor acclimation , to hot , to cold ,tank not ready, incorrect water preparation, toxins etc.

92 Q. why are my cherry shrimp not red?

A. They might not be red for a few reason, if they were red before and have changed this could be an indication of stress or poor water quality.

93 Q. why are my cherry shrimp not breeding?

A. The most common reason is the water isnt warm enough so make sure its around 24c and the other common reason is you are not providing them with enough protein. Try to feed them a protein food 1-2 times a week.

94 Q. will cherry shrimp eat hair algae?

A. If its dying off yes they will eat it.

95 Q. will cherry shrimp eat algae?

A. 70% of a shrimps diet should be algae.

96 Q. will cherry shrimp eat snails?

A. I have seen them pick up snails but I have never seen them kill a snail.

97 Q. will cherry shrimp eat fish eggs?

A. I would think they would.

98 Q. will cherry shrimp eat brown algae?

A .possibly yes.

99 Q. will cherry shrimp breed?

A. Given the right conditions they should thrive.

100 Q. will cherry shrimp eat dead fish?

A. Yes Cherry Shrimp will eat dead fish.

101 Q. will cherry shrimp eat snail eggs?

A. I think they will.

102 Q. will cherry shrimp eat fish poop?

A. they do yes.

103 Q. will cherry shrimp eat fry?

A. No Cherry Shrimp wont eat fish fry, the things they eat have to be dead or decomposing.

104 Q. will cherry shrimp crawl out of tank?

A They will if there is to much water splashing around the edge of the tank, all shrimp will climb up a wet surface.

105 Q. will cherry shrimp eat detritus worms?

A. again I dont think they will eat a living thing.

106 Q. will cherry shrimp breed with ghost shrimp?

A. No Cherry Shrimp will not breed with Ghost shrimp.

107 Q. will cherry shrimp eat guppy fry?

A. No Cherry Shrimp will not eat Guppy fry.

108 Q. will cherry shrimp eat dead plants?

A.  Yes most shrimp will eat dead or decaying plants.

109 Q. will cherry shrimp breed in cold water?

A. No

110 Q. will cherry shrimp eat their babies?

A. I have never seen this happen.

111 Q. will cherry shrimp eat brine shrimp

A. If the brine shrimp are dead then yes Cherry Shrimp will eat brine shrimp.

If You have a specific question you would like answered that maybe I didnt answer feel free to ask me in the comment section below, any question that I have not answered can go into this list.

Happy Shrimp Keeping.

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