01-16-2010, 10:51 AM
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Shrimps and their survival heavily depend on 1) your set up in the tank, eg lots live plants 2 who else live's in the tank; if what you list there is all, then they should be fine?
Apart from natural predators the next "best" predators is your filter intake, its advisable to cover it up so they don't get sucked in.
Red Cherry's are as "hardy" or not hardy as any other shrimp. Shrimps don't tolerate new set ups nor poorly maintained set ups. They need pH 7-8 Hardness 5-15 so no soft water for them, Temp 65-85, Lifespan is about 2 yrs and they grow to about 2" as adults. Food: they'll eat anything offered, pellets, flakes, bottom feeder pills, veggy...anything really; thou I made best exp with feeding the red cherry dried pumpkin slices on/off to enhance their color.