Orange Shrimp

Orange Shrimp

Orange Shrimp, commonly known as Pumpkin Shrimp, is another morph of the Red Cherry Shrimp, and shares its hardy and prolific characteristics.


  • Scientific Name: Neocaridina Davidi (Heteropoda)
  • Common Name: Orange Shrimp, Pumpkin Shrimp, Orange Sakura, Orange Fire
  • Origin: Taiwan
  • pH: 6.0-8.0
  • Temp: 64-84°F
  • TDS: 80-400
  • KH: 0-10
  • GH: 4-14
  • Fertility: High
  • Difficulty: Easy

Grading and Variations

Orange shrimp follow the same grading guide as Red Cherry shrimp: Cherry, Sakura, and Fire. The Cherry grade is transparent with specks of orange across its body. The Sakura is a more translucent orange, having only minor lines of dots of clear through its carapace. The Fire is entirely orange and has no obvious lines anywhere on its body. Painted Fire is referred to Fire grades that are completely opaque, and its saddles and eggs are on visible when viewed through high lighting. Orange shrimp may be confused with Sunkist shrimp, which are Caridina cf. propinqua, not neocaridina heteropoda.

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