Bloody Mary Shrimp
Bloody Mary Shrimp have solid red transparent bodies and legs. Interestingly, they are not from the same line as the cherry, sakura or fire grade shrimp. To clarify bloody mary shrimp have been bred from the blue/black line. In short they have a shorter rostrum and more vivid color, and as a result have a blood red color when they mature. They are also part of the Neocaridina Family.
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Feeding Bloody Mary Shrimp:
We advise feeding Bloody Mary Shrimp an all in one food like Shrimp King Complete. In addition to Shrimp King Complete, you can get some Bacter AE that you feed 2-3 times a week. In addition, GlasGarten – Mineral Junkie is a fantastic mineral supplement to feed once a week. On top of that, any shrimp snack or treat will work great. Secondly, if you have 80 or more shrimp in your tank, Shirakura – Ebi Dama is a great food that doesn’t spread with water movement, but rather stays in one peace as you feed.
As a result, a feeding dish is also recommended when feeding any food that breaks apart in the water.
Sexing Red Shrimp (Sakura Grade) is quite simple, you can check out this YouTube video on how to sex shrimp.
Our parameters of the Shrimp:
|PH:||7.0 – 7.5|
|KH:||1 – 4|
|GH:||6 – 8|
|TDS:||180 – 250|
||21 – 23 degrees Celsius|
For instance, if the shrimp has been in transit for:
- < 48 hours we recommend slowly acclimating shrimp with the “drip method”.
- 3+ days, we recommend floating the bag for 15 minutes. Subsequently, “pour” the shrimp into a fish net over a bucket. Therefore, you can catch all the shrimp in the net and let the water collect in the bucket. Further, you can add the shrimp to your tank.
In conclusion, check out our video on how to breed shrimp:
McMerwe’s Comment: Bloody Mary Shrimp are one of the most popular shrimp in the hobby. Their solid red transparent bodies, of vivid reds, makes these beautiful shrimp “pop” on a darker substrate in your tank. An easy to care for freshwater shrimp. A great beginner shrimp. [Rating 5/5]
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