Red Shrimp

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Description of the Red Shrimp

The Red Shrimp is a very popular freshwater aquarium shrimp.  Unfortunately the Red Shrimp is prey for a variety of other fish, especially angel fish. They are Omnivores so eat both meat and plant material. It is vital they are kept with small less aggressive fish such as Tetras. The Red Shrimp sheds its skin (exoskeleton) occasionally, it is important to leave this 'ghost skin' in the aquarium as the shrimp will obtain valuable vitamins by eating it!

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Red Shrimp

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Popular Name: Red Shrimp
Species: Neocaridina heteropoda

Profile of the Red Shrimp
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Red Shrimp species.

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH:6.5 to 8.0. Temp: 14-30 Degrees 

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae Wafers, Fresh or Frozen Fish Food

  • Temperament: Active, not aggressive  - prey for many other fish

  • Range: South East Asia

Scientific Classification of the Red Shrimp
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Neocaridina heteropoda

  • Popular Name: Red Shrimp

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Order: Decapoda

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Red Shrimp?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Red Shrimp slimy?
Red Shrimp secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Red Shrimp to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Red Shrimp have gills?
Gills enable the Red Shrimp to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why is the Red Shrimp called an Arthropod?
An Arthropod is an invertebrate animal (without a backbone) that has a segmented body with jointed limbs (appendages). True crabs are Decapod Crustaceans. Some species such as Hermit crabs, Porcelain crabs King crabs and Horseshoe crabs are not true crabs!  Decapod Crustaceans have five pairs of legs, the first three are used for feeding. At the end of the limbs are the chelae which is the correct term for pincers or claws.

Interesting Facts and Information about Red Shrimp

Red Shrimp

  • Interesting Information about Red Shrimp

  • Facts about Fish Species - What are Crustaceans?

  • Why do the Crustaceans have an exoskeleton (external skeleton)?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Crustaceans called Arthropods?

  • Species: Neocaridina heteropoda

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