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 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.
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).
Avg. monthly cost
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.
Individual shrimpSelect your choice of shrimp
- Shrimp can join other colonies, but need to be kept in groups of six (6) or more.
Nursery 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.)
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.