Red Shrimp (Sakura/Fire Grade)
Red Shrimp (Sakura/Fire Grade) have almost solid red bodies. Additionally, they have solid to semi-solid red legs. Sakura grade are a higher grade of the Red Cherry Grade shrimp, but lower than Red Fire Grade shrimp. They are also part of the Neocaridina Family.
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Feeding Red Sakura/Fire Shrimp:
We advise feeding Red Shrimp (Sakura Grade) 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 Red Grade 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.
Male VS Female: *90% of these shrimp are female meanwhile. Meanwhile, 90% of the red cherry shrimp are male
See bellow different grades of red shrimp:
In conclusion, check out our video on how to breed shrimp:
McMerwe’s Comment: Red Shrimp (Sakura/Fire Grade) are one of the most popular shrimp in the hobby. Their red colours 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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