This article will discuss what animals you can keep together with your Red Cherry Shrimps in an Aquarium. It’s very important to know, cause of the problems you might experience if RCS and a wrong fish/animal is put together.
What’s a Red Cherry Shrimp?
Red Cherry shrimp / Neocaridina heteropoda or “RCS” is a variety of a freshwater shrimp from Taiwan. It is commonly kept in small aquariums, but is as well seen in the bigger ones. The natural colouration of the shrimp is gactually reen or brownish. However, the red color is much more frequently sold – and is not seen in the nature. Fully grown cherry shrimps can reach up to 4 centimetres (1.6 inches) long. RCS prefer clean water and a pH from 6.5 to 8. Furthermore, they prefer a temperature of approximately 14 to 30 °C (or 57 to 86 °F). RCS are commonly most comfortable at 22 °C (or 72 °F) and are furthermore omnivores (”all eating”) that may live for 1 to 2 years.
So what animals can I keep with my RCS?
Otto Otocinclus affinis
Pork chop rasboras
Albino cory cats
There are probably more fish that can go with RCS but here’s at least some you can pair them up with.
You’re looking for fish generally under 2 cm – or with a small mouth.
You might be lucky – you might be unlucky. Some fish will always go after the RS.
Generally, adult RCS will always survive the above listed fish. However, shrimplets (babys) will have a hard time surviving but enough will always survive.