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.