Bloody Mary Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi) Shrimp Species Profile
Bloody Marys are very social and peaceful and can be kept with different shrimp and fish species in the same tank.
This species will thrive in densely planted setups with lots of hiding spots and shelter.
They boast the deepest red colouration of all the Neo caradinas, its intense, even and smooth. They are translucent with bright red tissue, and their noses are rounded and shortened compared to regular Cherry Shrimp.
Neocaridina Shrimp are very adaptable and easy to keep.
These shrimp are scavengers which make them very useful in planted aquariums as they will work diligently to clean up the leftover waste in any aquarium.
|Scientific Name||Neocaridina davidi|
|Other Names||Cherry Shrimp|
|Lifespan||1 - 2 years|
|Maximum Size||3.8 cm|
|Temperature||64 - 84 ℉ (17.8 - 28.9 ℃)|
|PH||6.0 - 7.8|
|GH||4 - 12|
|KH||3 - 5|
|TDS||150 - 300|
Bloody Mary shrimp formerly come from Taiwan.
They live in ponds and streams, usually with plenty of plants and often with wood and rocks as a natural substrate.
The stunning red colouration and variety of this shrimp were developed and bred in Taiwan and did not occur naturally in the wild.
Bloody Mary shrimp will happily accept most types of fish food from flake food, frozen food or sinking pellets. They particularly enjoy algae wafers.
You will need to feed your shrimp quite often just like you would any aquarium species.
They will only eat minimal algae and will need a balanced diet, so adding green vegetables to it will also be required and will also help to maintain their lovely vibrant red colouration.