Taiwan Purple Crystal Shrimp (Potamalpheops sp.)


The Taiwan Purple Crystal Shrimp is a beautifully marked wild strain of Potamalpheops found in shallow streams and creeks in Southeastern Taiwan. Rarely seen in the hobby, this dwarf shrimp features distinctive purple banding with vivid green behind the head. A hardy and adaptable species, they will do well in a variety of conditions and will tolerate lower temperatures as they are found in subtropical waters that undergo seasonal temperature fluctuations.

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Taiwan Purple Crystal Shrimp (Potamalpheops sp.)

Origin: Wild Taiwan
Diet: Scavenger and generalist like most shrimp
Adult Size: 1″
Recommended Tank Size: 10 gallon
Compatibility: Peaceful and compatible with other shrimp or small peaceful fish species

Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.5 – 7.4
Temp: 70-76F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <30ppm