You will receive (6) Bloody Mary Shrimp. Bloody Mary shrimp is a type of red Neocaridina, similar to Cherry shrimp. However, unlike Cherry’s which carry their red coloration in their shells, Bloody Mary’s have transparent shells with deep red color in their tissue. Information on the origin of Bloody Mary shrimp is conflicting with some breeders claiming they are simply Cherry shrimp with red tissue, while other breeders claim true Bloody Mary’s are bred from dwarf Chocolate shrimp. Regardless, our conclusion from our own personal colonies as well as the breeders we work with, is that Bloody Marys are transparent shrimp with beautiful deep red tissue.
Bloody Mary’s are a great choice to add red shrimp to your tank. We sell both locally bred shrimp as well as shrimp imported from overseas. The imported shrimp offers a slightly lower cost option and usually ship a bit larger than our USA bred shrimp after being quarantined by us for a minimum of 30 days to ensure to the best of our ability that you receive them healthy and happy. Our USA-bred shrimp, while at a somewhat more premium price, was born and raised in US water and generally ship at a younger age. This allows them to more quickly and easily adapt to your water at home. It is both our hope and goal to encourage more aquarium shrimp breeding in the states. Whichever you choose, we guarantee they will be healthy on arrival and we are certain you will be pleased with their quality. ‘
As an additional note, we recommend you do not keep Bloody Mary’s with other red shrimp. At one point we accidentally introduced a few Fire Red shrimp to an existing colony of Bloody Mary shrimp resulting in some hybridization and a general assortment of mixed Cherry Shrimp.
- Ph: 7.0 to 7.6
- Gh: 7 to 15
- A: 2 to 8
- TDS: 180 to 400
- Temp: 68 to 72
- Filter: Matten Filter
- Substrate: Pool Filter Sand, Inert Plant substrate
- Water: RO/DI Water remineralized with Salty Shrimp GH/KH+
- Decor: Malaysian Driftwood, Java Moss, and Indian Almond Leaves