Bloody Mary Shrimp are fascinating shrimp with bright red color. Since they are similar to Fire Red Cherry Shrimp, new hobbyists relate them as the highest grade of Painted Fire Red shrimp, but they are actually a different strain selectively bred from Chocolate shrimp, they are translucent whereas the Painted Fire red shrimp are opaque. It is advised to separate Bloody Mary shrimp from other Neocaridina shrimp(even fire red shrimp) because of crossbreeding, which will revert the offsprings back to wild color.
Like all other Neocaridina shrimp, 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 Ammonia and Nitrite, Nitrate should be 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 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.
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"
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
The shrimp arrived alive and well. the whole batch is still very active and eating well Jim Darrow on 15th Sep 2017
I've bought from this site two other times (Pure red lines and painted fire reds). A total of three times I've ordered from here and I've had a grand total of zero DoA. Packing is great and moreover, the shrimp are great quality and healthy. They came at a good size as well with most of them being adults (good for them to start breeding quickly).
Overall, this review isn't just for this product, but the site as a whole.
If anyone reading this is hesitant to order shrimp online, then this is definitely a great place to start. 5/5 for basically everything. Paulo on 15th Sep 2017
These shrimp are gorgeous and really healthy!! The package was really well packed and insulated. All of the shrimp arrived alive and acclimated well. THESE SHRIMP ARE HUGE and really beautiful. Plus, customer service answered all of our questions really quickly before we ordered to make sure we would be happy with our choices. Will definitely get more soon!!! Unknown on 11th Jul 2017
Excellent service, quality, and genetics!! Worth the money and bigger than all my other cherries!! Alex - on 20th Apr 2017