The Red Sakura shrimp is a sturdy creature that can adapt to a wide range of water parameters. It is known to survive in both hard and soft water and the pH-value can be from 6.0 (acidic) to 8.0 (alkaline). The water temperature should be kept in the 22-28 °C range.
There are generally 3-4 grades of Fire Red, starting with Sakura, then Fire Red, Taiwan Fire Red, and finally Painted Fire Red. All are a selectively bred colour morphs of Neocaridina heteropoda. They live and act very similar to Red Cherry shrimp. The females are usually more intense than the fully coloured males. Red Sakura Shrimp grow to about 2.0 cm and can be 2 years old.
- 24-48 hours slow drip acclimating shrimp to quarantine tank.
- 2+ days equalize water temp by floating bag. Try not to pour bag water into aquarium, drain over net externally and drop shrimp into quarantine tank.