Neocaridina is a very popular genus of dwarf shrimp, available in many different selectively-bred colour forms, such as the ubiquitous Cherry Shrimp. They are very easy to keep and breed. Most fish can eat babies, so if you want a high-production colony we recommend keeping them alone; however, in a well-planted aquarium babies can still survive with fish and adults make petrfectly good additions to communities of small, peaceful fish. Some of the best choice for fish include small cyprinids such as Boraras and Celestial Pearl danios, dwarf Corydoras sp, and kuhlii loaches.
Cherry Shrimp are the most popular of all the Neocaridina morphs. Their rich red colour really pops against the green of live plants.