Bloody Mary Shrimp are fascinating shrimp with bright red color, they are another strain selectively bred from Chocolate shrimp. Unlike Fire red cherry shrimp, which have red opaque coloration, Bloody Marys are translucent with bright red tissues.
CARING - Bloody Mary Shrimp are easy to care for as they can adapt to a wide range of water parameters, they can be kept in either soft or hard water. We recommend keeping them in hard water with a gH of at least 8 for them to show their best color. Aquarium should be fully cycled before introducing any shrimp. There should be no trace of Ammonia and Nitrite, Nitrate under 25ppm. Weekly water change of 10-20% is suggested to keep the nitrate low. Feed only 2-3 times a week as overfeeding will cause shrimp death.
BREEDING - Breeding Bloody Mary Shrimp is fairly easy, if there is a male and female in the aquarium, they will breed. Female shrimp will carry the eggs for about 30 days until they are hatched to miniature size of their parents. It is important to have a well established aquarium in order for the shrimplets to survive as they can only consume biofilms until they grow older. We recommend to only keep one strain of Neocaridina shrimp per tank because of crossbreeding, which will revert the offsprings back to wild color.
Common Name: Bloody Mary shrimp
Scientific name: Neocaridina davidi
Maximum Size: 1.5"
pH 6.5 - 7.5
gH 6 - 12
kH 0 -10
TDS 250 - 350
Temperature 68 – 78F
Shipping Size: 1/2" - 1"
I had a great experience when ordering. The shrimp came promptly. I ordered two and got three. All were Bloody Mary shrimp, bright red and healthy. All three arrived alive and are doing well. I would definitely recommend and order again. JA on 28th May 2020
I received my order of 5 and got a +1, the shipping was fantastic, you can tell they take great care of their shrimp and do the best they can so they arrive well and healthy.
Sadly, many of mine died a few days after, but it seems it was due to a difference in the water conditions with my current tank vs where they are held.
I reached out and SoShrimp was very kind and provided lots of good knowledge so more survive the next time I purchase, which I certainly will.
Totally recommended Alejandro S on 20th Apr 2020
Nice quality colorful shrimps, excellent packaging, every time I order from this company all of them arrived alive and full of energy. Before I ordered from different companies that they don't package them well and 50% arrived dead and the other 50 % very lethargic and died few days later but this company really know what they are doing. highly recommended. They also give you a couple of shrimps extra. Ivan on 11th Feb 2020
Shrimp arrived without losses. Beautiful color and health. Would definitely buy again. Thank you! Nancy on 15th Dec 2019
Received 2 extras in shipment a couple months ago with 3 DOA. Some female shrimp looked lighter in color and are still lighter almost a pale pink/red color, not a deep red. I am guessing it is genetics as I feed my shrimp good quality food. Figured I would wait to see how they grow out but looks like I am going to have to do a large cull from the group I purchased to keep the dark red lines dark. Unknown on 5th Nov 2018
Shrimp packed well and active but out of my 10 there were two or three lesser grade cherrys.. The bloody mary were nice however. Also my emails sent to discuss this matter are being ignored. Unknown on 13th Aug 2018
I got 10 happy healthy beautiful shrimp. The crazy part is all the shrimp started going crazy
shortly after I got them transferred over to their new home, In the morning I found out one of them molted. Extremely Happy with my purchase. Unknown on 20th Jul 2018
These shrimps that I received were big and are already adults. It would had been nicer if they came a little younger so they have more life in them. The red is really dark. One didn't make it probably because of age. But overall, I still recommend them. To me they still look better than painted fire reds. If they were a tad lighter, it would had been perfect. But I wouldn't complain.
Packaging was amazing. the added moss really help the shrimps have something to cling on to. Rick on 23rd May 2018
received 10 + 1, no loss during shipping, these little guys are better than I excepted and really stand out in the tank, just love them! Unknown on 1st Mar 2018
I received my order quickly. People are very nice at SoShrimp and the shrimps came in nicely packed and beautiful shrimps. This company also gives extras, no bullshit with that. L. Johnson on 2nd Feb 2018