USA BRED SHRIMP!
English name: Crystal Red Shrimp
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
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.
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.
The S + Grade Crystal Red Shrimp has even more red coloration than the SS and SSS Grades. The additional red coloration is located more along the sides of the body versus the SS Grade which has red mostly on the top portion. Mine produce a lot of SS grade, and usually some are included. Their parents all come from SSS grade, so they carry the very best genes!!!
These are 1/4 - 1/2" size.
S+ / SS Grade Crystal Reds QTY 5 SALE $29.99