Brian Woo-Shem

Mechanical engineer, tech wizard, cartoonist, writer, creator of things.

Red Fire Shrimp

These are red fire shrimp, a darker-colored variant of red cherry shrimp. They are usually less than 1 inch long when fully grown, produce very little waste, and are relatively easy to care for. A starting colony of 5 shrimp in a heavily planted 10 gallon tank needs only monthly water changes. The shrimp eat algae and microorganisms naturally living in the tank, and can in theory go without feeding, although I give them a tiny pinch of brine shrimp cubes every 2-3 days.

Unfortunately, their small size makes them hard to photograph.

The shrimp like to climb on the walls of the tank,

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