Bloody Mary (5 Pack)

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Bloody Mary ( Neocaridina Davidi ) are a great additon to any peaceful freshwater aquarium. They are both beautiful to look at and also serve as great cleaning crew for debris and algae. Considered one of the "reddest" of the red cherry shrimp varieties; they are known for having clear shells with the pigmentation being in their bodies. Due to Bloody Marys being derived from chocolate shrimp, they can express different degrees of red to almost black, with the females generally being most impressive in color. Like most varieties of colorful shrimp, color will remain most true if kept with the same type. A dark substrate also helps promote darker coloring as they naturally try to blend in to their surroundings.
All Neocaridina Shrimp are very adaptable and will do well in most freshwater tanks with good water quality and filtration, but will thrive and breed best in a well planted tank with plenty of places for the shirimp to hide and feel safe. Neocaridina, typical of all invertabrates are sensitive to copper and should never be exposed to copper based medications or foods that contain copper.
Neocaridina shrimp are safe to house with other cherry shrimp varieties and other peaceful inhabitants such as Amano shrimp and mystery snails; in fact we always keep mystery snails in all of our shrimp tanks to help clean up anything left by the shrimp or dying plant matter. Do not keep Neocaridina shrimp in tanks with any carnivores that eat invertabrates such as loaches, puffers, or betta.
Neocaridina shrimp are not picky eaters and along with algae, left over food and detritus found in the tank, they will do best with a varied diet of high quality shrimp foods. We generally like to use a powdered food along with a sinking type to help keep food agression down and to make sure that the fry also have plenty of opportunity to eat.


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CARE REQUIREMENTS

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The care for Bloody Mary Shrimp is typical of most Neocaridina species. They do not require special attention and tend to be accepting of a range of water parameters. We do however suggest keeping parameters close to where we do to aid in acclimation.

Ph:7.0 to 7.6
Gh: 7 to 15
Kh: 2 to 8
TDS: 200 to 300

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