APB Pure Line Reds QTY 5

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Product Overview


English name: Crystal Red Shrimp

Scientific name:

Caridina cf. cantonensis

sp. "Crystal Red"

Origin: Mutation of bee shrimp

Size male/female: 1 inch / 1.2 in

Water temperature: 64 - 78 �F

Water Parameters: pH 6.5 - 7.5

Breeding Rate: high

Behaviour: non-agressive

Difficulty: medium-hard

One of the most popular shrimp in the hobby is the Crystal Red Shrimp, sometimes called the Red Bee Shrimp. Its coloration and difficulty is what makes this a sought after shrimp for serious breeders and novices alike. Pictures do not do the Crystal Red Shrimp justice. Once you see this species in person you will realize why so many shrimp hobbyists are in love with the Crystal Red Shrimp. Its coloration is unlike any other shrimp in the hobby. I highly recommend that all shrimp hobbyists at some point acquire this species. 

Water Parameters

The Crystal Red Shrimp prefers soft acidic water. Clean water is also a must as with all shrimp in the hobby. However, the Crystal Red Shrimp may be the most vulnerable shrimp when housed in dirty water. Water changes are a must for this species. Temperature should be lower than 80F and the pH should range from 6.2 to 6.8, gH should be between 4-6 and kH should be between 1-2. It is very important that the Crystal Red Shrimp be housed in specific conditions. Extremes in either water parameters mentioned should be avoided.


APB Pure Line Reds have never had any golden shrimp mixed with them. This increases the shell density and brightness of the shrimp.

young 1/4"

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  • 5

    Posted by Paul on 12th Dec 2019

    Shrimp arrived well packaged and healthy. Colored up well within a few days. They do have a very vibrant red and white coloration and are high grade. Young shrimp and look to be able to adapt well, very happy with them.

  • 5
    Awesome crystals

    Posted by Nomo on 16th Nov 2019

    Arrived with great coloration and lively after a day.

  • 5
    Noticeably Vibrant Colors

    Posted by Paul on 3rd Dec 2017

    The colors on these are noticeably more pronounced than other CRS. They did fade a little bit upon arrival but have colored up very well. Well packaged and acclimated just fine. They are more expensive but you can certainly tell the difference in quality that goes along with that.

  • 5
    The Ugly Duckling(No)

    Posted by Kai Tam on 27th Nov 2016

    At first, I was a little down when they arrive. Their white seems faded. But once they enter my tank, they start eating right on the net.(Experienced shrimp keeper told me this a sign of healthy shrimp+ideal water parameter) After they settled for a few day, their color came back and much better. It is very worthy if you like CRS and want to go PRL.

  • 5
    Pretty little things

    Posted by Thanh Nguyen on 30th Apr 2015

    Finally took the plunge and crossed over to keeping CRS. When they arrived they looked a little dull but once I got them into their new home, WoW! They look great!

  • 5
    Unexpected pleasure!

    Posted by Krystal on 16th Aug 2014

    I ordered some S+/SS CRS about a week and a half ago, and while they were acclimating, I noticed that some looked different than the others. They seemed to have a richer, deeper red color and a more solid/opaque white. I didn't think much of it until I noticed a note written at the bottom of my receipt, saying that APB was running low on CRS, so they added some PRL to my order. I was stunned! I never expected that! I still can't thank you enough! How many places will give you BETTER stuff when they run out of the stuff you want? Very few, I'll tell ya that! APB will have my business as much as possible, and I make sure to tell other aquarists to come here for anything they need.

    Anywho, the differences between CRS and PRL were fairly obvious to me, though I was seeing them side-by-side. I'm not sure if I would've noticed a difference had I just received PRLs, but then again, I don't have a ton of experience with CRS. If you're looking for CRS with richer, more vibrant and solid colors, these are the way to go.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Sep 2013

    Interesting little shrimps. Very well packaged; as soon as I took them out of the bag they started re-coloring; by the time I acclimated them and moved them into my isolation box, the red parts are already much more vibrant. For now they look like regular CRS. I will be keeping an eye on them in the future to see if I can identify the difference between regular CRS and PRL.

  • 5
    Great Little Shrimp

    Posted by Derek on 29th Mar 2013

    All arrived very active and fully colored, amazing looking little guys and gals. Will definitely be buying from here for now on. Thank you Ron!

  • 5
    APB Pure Red Line

    Posted by Tj on 3rd Jan 2013

    Beautiful shrimp! Packaged very well, arrived alive & very active. Thanks Ron!