Common Name: Sunkist Shrimp, Orange Shrimp, Orange Sakura Shrimp
pH: 7.0 – 8.0
Temperature Range:65 – 84 F
TDS: 200-300 ppm
GH: 4-8 dGH
KH: 3-15 dKH
Life Span: 1.5 -2.5 years
Size: 0.75 - 1.25”
Habitat: Freshwater, Fully Aquatic
Gestation Period: 30 Days
Our Water Parameters:
Size: .75 - 1.0"
To ensure live arrival, free shipping does not apply to shrimp orders which will be sent via Fedex Overnight.
*To increase survival rates, please allow us 2-3 business days to prepare your shrimp shipment.
*Some shrimp will be shipped from our Northern California facility.
The Orange Sakura Shrimp is a popular choice for freshwater shrimp hobbyists because of its beautiful orange coloration as well as being relatively easy to care for and breed. Orange Sakura Shrimp make a striking and dynamic addition to a freshwater aquarium, and will stand out beautifully against a dark substrate. These shrimp are very active as they scavenge the tank, cleaning up waste. They love to feed off of naturally occurring biofilm and algae, especially in a planted tank. For this reason, they can be quite low maintenance; in fact, they can even help keep your tank clean! Orange Sakura Shrimp can withstand a pretty wide range of water parameters, and their life expectancy can be up to 2 years if they are kept well. These shrimp are eager breeders, making them a great choice for beginners to freshwater shrimp breeding. Orange Sakura Shrimp are not an aggressive species, and this combined with their versatility makes them a good option as tank companions.
The Orange Sakura Shrimp is a color variant of the Fire Red Shrimp. Fire Red Shrimp are a product of the selective breeding of the Red Cherry Shrimp for the most vibrant and complete red coloration possible. Orange Sakuras were created by selecting for orange coloration, and have become a very stable line. Orange Sakura Shrimp are consistently bright orange, with slight variations in tone from yellow-orange to red-orange. Sexing Orange Sakura Shrimp can be somewhat difficult until the shrimp begin to mature. Female Orange Sakura Shrimp have slightly larger tails and display a “saddle” formation on the upper body, behind the head, where eggs are stored before fertilization. When female shrimp are “berried”, or have eggs ready for fertilization, the saddle shape will appear more prominent. Once the shrimp are fully-grown the males will be smaller than the females.
Orange Sakura Shrimp are tolerant to a fairly wide range of water parameters, making them excellent for pairing with other species. As long as the shrimp are acclimated properly to your chosen parameters and are not subjected to extreme changes in temperature or acidity, they are adaptable and resilient. They will tolerate soft or hard water. The ideal water parameters are 70°-85° F with 7 to 7.5 pH. However, as mentioned, you may keep them outside of these parameters as long as the shrimp are protected from extreme or frequent fluctuations.
Orange Sakura Shrimp will accept a wide variety of foods, and in planted tanks may be able to survive off of scavenged biofilm and algae. If there are too many shrimp in your tank for the available algae and biofilm, or not enough plants to produce it, you can supplement their diet with algae tablets, blanched vegetables, or any other shrimp food. However, it is very important not to overfeed your shrimp, as this can be harmful to their health and even result in death. Increased waste from overfeeding your shrimp can impact your nitrogen cycle and increase tank maintenance, as well as harm your tank’s inhabitants. Feeding shrimp once per day is usually enough, especially if biofilm and algae are available. If shrimp are not responding to food, or leave food uneaten for more than a day, remove the food and decrease feeding. Especially in mature planted tanks, your shrimp may not need supplemental feeding very often.
Orange Sakura Shrimp are eager breeders given comfortable water parameters and a sufficient food source. Once the shrimp reach maturity, and if there are males and females present, they should breed naturally and frequently. It is recommended to purchase 8-10 shrimp to ensure that there are enough male-female pairs for successful breeding. When female shrimp have eggs available for fertilization, they will molt and release pheromones that the male shrimp respond to with frenzy. Once the shrimp breed, the eggs will gestate for about 2 weeks. The shrimp fry will feed from the same food sources as their parents, and will molt frequently during their early life stages. Leave molted shells in the tank, as the shrimp fry will consume them for extra minerals like calcium that will help their growth. Keep in mind that if you are keeping shrimp with other species of fish, or possibly aggressive shrimp species, this may affect reproduction. If the shrimp feel threatened or don’t have places in your tank to hide they may not breed.
Orange Sakura Shrimp are a great addition to any shrimp hobbyist’s aquarium, whether it is long established or just beginning. These shrimp are easy to care for and make a great match with many other species of fish and shrimp. If you want to enjoy a beautiful shrimp that will proliferate readily and help with your tank maintenance, the Orange Sakura Shrimp is a great choice.
Because we love our plants so much and don't want to let them go, we only ship on Monday. Just kidding!
For the safety of these magical plants, we only ship Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. Orders placed after 1pm Pacific Time will be shipped the following day.
Rimless aquariums and other hard goods will be shipped Monday through Friday via UPS Ground or freight. When purchasing plants/livestock with any hard goods, they will sometimes be shipped separately; but don't worry, we'll be sure to keep you updated with your purchase!
Please make sure your shipping address is correct as we will not be held responsible for DOA due to an undeliverable addresses.
Hard goods can be returned up to 30 days after purchase for a full refund as long as the product is unused and new in box. We offer store credit for items that have been opened and used. Customer will have to pay for return shipping freight.
We are unable to accept returns for perishable items such as plants or livestock. However, feel free to reach out to us if you are unsatisfied in any way! We do provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
If your plants arrived DOA (Dead On Arrival), please provide a clear picture of the plants sealed in its original packaging within 12 hours of the package arrival at the shipping address.
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During winter (under 50°F at your location), please remember to add a heat pack to your order to receive our DOA guarantee. Orders without the purchase of a heat pack will not qualify for DOA replacements, refunds or credits.
Don’t worry, we’ll take care of your order as long as it fits within the guidelines above!
We will not be able to refund gift cards for cash from the gift card receiver. However, if you purchased the gift card for someone and decide you need a refund, please contact us!
The shrimp themselves are fantastic but I only received 16 out of the 40 that I ordered. There were no DOA so that's a plus. At least customer service is good and they're sending me the rest in a week. They really should have held off on shipping longer until they had 40. I had already waited two weeks after paying for them to get enough.
Had two dead on arrival and one died during the drip acclimation. Ordered 15. Currently I count 11. There could be 12. Still no babies. But man! These little guys are awesome to look at. I hear Amano shrimp may eat them. I am not sure if this is always the case. Overall I love em and would recommend BucePlant to anyone.
The shrimp that made it are great. My only issues are that two were dead on arrival. They shipped on a Wednesday and arrived on a Monday so I imagine they spent the weekend in a warehouse or something of the sort and two of them died. Most of the remains had been picked at by the other shrimp in there which in my eyes I see that as they were dead for a while.
Very well packaged, I appreciate the inclusion of a siphon for drip acclimation. The shrimp were very active in the bag and seem happy in the tank. They are a little dull in color now but given that they just arrived I attribute it to stress. I was a bit disappointed that I ordered 15 and received ~10 shrimp, but I assume that some didn't make it during shipping and were travel food. I did find two shrimplets though which is cool. Overall I am pretty happy with the purchase!
The shrimp are beautiful and adorable. However, they arrived a day later than expected- UPS changed expected delivery from Wednesday to Thursday (shrimp were packed up Monday). When I took the bag out it was a little cool and they weren't really moving much at all. One shrimp was DOA and I received a credit. I ordered 15 shrimp and only got 10- however, I promptly received a credit for that as well. Customer service with Buceplant was excellent. After acclimation and addition to the tank, the shrimp were active, yet I have lost 5 more shrimp since Thursday. My parameters seem fine, so I'm not not sure if there is something else going on or if they were just very stressed from shipping and didn't handle it well....I don't blame buceplant, but it seems that in this case the shipping might have been stressful for them (Maybe the extra day delay?) and apparently for me too (I was worried about them!) I didn't see any stickers on the outside of the box indicating 'live animals'- I worry that the package may have been tossed around a bit (no way to know for sure). The plants I ordered from Buceplant are beautiful- especially the echinodrus red rubin- it is gorgeous! Thank you.