Crystal Red Shrimp (Caridina cf. cantonensis) Grade S

$9.99

Crystal Red Shrimp are a selectively bred form of Caridina which supposedly originated in Japan some years ago. They are enormously popular due to their striking solid red and white coloration and can be a bit more delicate than some of the more common Neocaridina species, so are best kept by hobbyists with some experience keeping shrimp already. Crystal Red Shrimp prefer soft, lower pH water and do best at slightly lower temperatures. Breeders and serious hobbyist utilize a grading system for these shrimp, with higher grade specimens having a more solid white base coloration with specific shapes and patterns for the red bands. Our S and SS grade shrimp are selectively bred to these standards yet still have vivid bands of deep red on them.

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Crystal Red Shrimp (Caridina cf. cantonensis) Grade SS

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Scavenger and generalist like most shrimp, should be offered a varied diet
Adult Size: 1″
Recommended Tank Size: 5 gallon
Compatibility: Peaceful and compatible with other shrimp or small peaceful fish species

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.0
Temp:                     70-78F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm