Cherry Shrimp 101: Care, Tank Size, Food, Lifespan & More!

Cherry shrimp (Neocaridina davidi), also known as red cherry shrimp (RCS), is a species of freshwater invertebrate found in streams and ponds in Taiwan. Their name comes from their vivid red coloration, which makes them cute and so interesting to watch.

If you’re looking for an invertebrate that will brighten any tank, then the red cherry shrimp might be just what your aquarium needs. These colorful beauties are sociable and peaceful—they can even learn tricks! What’s more, they are the champion of all shrimp when it comes to eating algae- all without harming your aquarium plants.