Philadelphia Shrimp Co.
Your local source for happy & healthy Pennsylvania Red Cherry Shrimp
Born & raised in Philly municipal water.
Hand-raised on a
small family farm
Freshwater Cherry shrimp are a fun and fascinating newcomer to America’s aquariums!
Natural and ethical treatment are the heart of the natural hobby. My shrimp are grown naturally in normal tank conditions without forced growth or breeding.
The Philadelphia Red Cherry Shrimp not commodities or products, but cared-for pets I enjoy sharing.
Check out the Black Bar Endlers too … they’re great companions for Cherry Shrimp. Excellent Community fish, too.
Cherry Shrimp are cleaning up all over the world.
Cherry Shrimp from Taiwan were first introduced to the aquarium world in 2003–many still don’t know that freshwater shrimp even exist! Only becoming available in the USA in the past decade, this wonderful little aquatic pet is what we thought sea-monkeys were back in the day.
Cherry Shrimp Hero Stats
Beautiful, peaceful zen-like creatures from Taiwan … easy to care for … clean water with ph 6.5-8, and a temperature of 14–29 °C (57–84 °F) Like people, the cherry shrimp’s favorite temperature is 22 °C (72 °F).
Adult size (female)
Avg. monthly upkeep
USA-bred Philadelphia Red Cherry Shrimp
Our foundation shrimp came from Flip Aquatics, known as humane breeders and passionate promoters of shrimp-keeping.
Philadelphia Reds are 100% USA-bred & cherry shrimp raised locally in Philly.
Guaranteed healthy with a 30-day replacement.
Individual shrimpSelect your choice of shrimp
- Shrimp can join other colonies, but really need to be kept in groups of six (6) or more.
Starter PackStarter Colony Kit
- Twelve (12) Cherry shrimp
- Six weeks food supply … including four different specialty and retail foods.
Live Aquatic PlantsChoose from the plants shrimp prefer
– Golf ball-sized clump! –
- Java Fern
- Windelov Fern
We want your pets to thrive!
Sprigs or young plants from the home waters.
30-day supply of Shrimp food of the common retail brand they crave.
BONUS: Bacter-AE dose to nourish the delicious biofilm shrimp love!
OPTIONAL BUT SUGGESTED: Filter squeezings for cycling/syncing your own water. Bring your shrimp's bio-buddies with them!
OPTIONAL: Free "homies" ... ie, pond snails. (They tend to eat the same food as shrimp and overpopulate, but snails do promote a happy and natural ecosystem.)
We are committed to your colony's success
We guarantee our live plants and animals, and want you to have a thriving shrimp colony and a beautiful tank.
We love sharing our passion and helping fellow aquarists. Don’t hesitate to send us a message if you have questions about cherry shrimp or your nano tank setup.
Send an email or text to come by!
On 40th Street one block north of Market Street in West Philly.