|Common Name||Red Cherry Shrimp|
|Scientific Name||Neocaridina Heteropoda var. Red|
|Adult Size||2.5-3.0 CM or 1.0-1.2 inches|
|Water Temp||15°-30° C or 60°-85° F|
|Fresh or Salt Water||Freshwater|
|Larval Stage||None. Young hatch as miniature versions of the adults|
Cherry Shrimp are currently the most popular dwarf shrimp in the hobby. This is due to their hardiness, attractive color, and prolific breeding rate. Cherry Shrimp are also one of the cheapest dwarf shrimp available as they have been in the hobby for several years and are easily bred.
The red color of the Cherry Shrimp was bred from wild Neocaridina Heteropoda, a native of Southern Asia. The red coloring does not occur in the wild.