Philadelphia Shrimp Co.

Your local source for happy & healthy Pennsylvania Red Cherry Shrimp
Born & raised in Philly municipal water.

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Hand-raised on a
small family farm
in Pennsylvania.
Very small.

Freshwater Cherry shrimp are a fun and fascinating newcomer to America’s aquariums!

Natural and ethical treatment are the heart of our tanks. Our shrimp are grown naturally in normal tank conditions without forced growth or breeding.

Our shrimp are not commodities or products in our business, but cared-for pets we enjoy sharing.


Inexpensive and prolific, cherry shrimp cost very little to feed and maintain.

Easy to Keep

Hardy and low-maintenance. Cherry shrimp thrive in a peaceful community aquarium (with cover) or a fun-loving invertebrate tank by themselves.

Great for Natural Aquariums

Clean water, plants and light make happy quarters for cherry shrimp. They produce very little waste and are great for natural or low-tech/low-maintenance aquariums.

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.

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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).

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Adult size (female)

USA-bred Philadelphia Red Cherry Shrimp

Our foundation shrimp came from Flip Aquatics, known as humane breeders and passionate promoters of shrimp-keeping.


Philadelphia Red Cherry shrimp are 100% USA-bred & raised locally right here in Philly, America
Guaranteed healthy with a 30-day replacement.

We want your pets to thrive!

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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.)

Professional Setup & Maintenance

For customers who want professional help for peace of mind, we offer full turnkey service to the Philadelphia area. We guarantee our live plants and animals too … so you finally have no excuse not to have the natural planted shrimp aquarium of your dreams.

  • Water testing and evaluation
  • Equipment ordering and setup
  • Hardscape and planting installation
  • Replacement guarantee for live plants & animals
  • Aquarium maintenance with flexible scheduling

We love sharing our passion and helping fellow aquarists. All our services include demonstrations and instruction as requested.

Send an email or text to come by and get ’em!

On 40th Street one block north of Market Street in West Philly.


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