(2) 1" Red Cherry Betta WILD channoides live tropical freshwater fish beginner
also they smell like fish food! And look like fish food. Most fish flakes are made of shrimp! And most flakes are bright red! You will most certainly see your cherry's.
I have a very densely planted tank (see pic below) I have Neon Tetras, Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish, Zebra Danio's, Threadfin Rainbowfish, Glowlight tetras, a Dwarf Gourami, and well...... about 200-300ish somewhere abouts Cherry shrimp. I started with 9 cherry shrimp in this tank in Dec. so in about 8 months, this tank went from 9 cherry shrimp to a couple hundred within 7-8 months. I cannot glance in the tank without seeing a butt load of cherry shrimp either crawling across the substrate, or "tug boating" across the water column.
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Red cherry shrimp and betta - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
By: John Harris Common Name: Red Cherry Shrimp Latin Name: Neocaridina denticulata sinensis Origin: Taiwan, China Temperature: 50 deg - 85 deg f. Ease Of Keeping: Easy Aggressivness: Non-aggressive Lighting: n/a Adult Size: 2.5-3.5 cm Minimum Tank Size: five gallons Feeding: algae, fish food, hardwood leaves Spawning Method: Benthic surpressed larval stage The cherry barb is an incredibly hardy fish, and grows to a maximum of 2 inches (5cm) in the home aquarium, making it an excellent beginner fish. The males can be identified by their red coloring, which deepens significantly during mating. The dominant male in the tank will always have the darkest coloring and is also easy to identify by his aggressive behavior towards the other cherry barbs in the tank. Red cherry shrimp are hardy, adaptable variety of dwarf freshwater shrimp originally from southern China, but bred heavily in Taiwain and other parts of Asia. They are best kept in a range of pH values from neutral (7.0) to alkaline (8.0) in a small aquarium or a species tank all to themselves. They are fantastic algae eaters and will graze plants and tank decor, removing and eating problem algaes, detritus and mulm. They will also readily accept fish foods of all types including flakes and pellet foods, and will even eat dried soaked hardwood leaves such as oak or almond leaves. They are peaceful and can be kept in groups and with small nano-sized fish as long as the fish aren't large enough to eat them. They are adaptable to a wide range of temperatures and will live peacefully in cool to warm water tanks.The Cherry Barb has an elongated and torpedo shaped body with forked caudal fin. Dorsal side of the body is fawn colored with a slight greenish sheen. Sides of the body and belly have gleaming silver highlights. A horizontal stripe is present which extends from the tip of the snout through the eye to the base of the caudal fin and it is brown or blue-black with a metallic edge that turns to blue or sea green toward the tail. The male is redder than the female which becomes deep red during breeding season while the female is lighter with yellowish fins. It grows up to 5 cm in length and lives up to 7 years. At all, the cherry barb is an excellent community fish which makes an attractive addition to any tank.