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'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
Arrived healthy and hungry, great deep red color. They adapted very well and looked happy cleaning the aquarium right away. Anthony on 25th Feb 2017
All arrived alive and healthy! Colored up right away. They glow against the black substrate. Kevin on 20th Dec 2015