rystal Red Shrimp

Caridina cantonensis sp.

Difficulty: Moderate

Min. Tank Size: 19 Litres (5 US G.)

Size: 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2")

sg: Freshwater

pH: 6.2 - 7.2

Temp.: 20-24.4°C (68 -76 °F)

Water Hardness: 1-4 °d

Stocking Ratio: 2:3 M:F

Life Span: 1-2 years

Diet
Provide a variety of leaf litter for the shrimp to graze on. Their primary food is the micro-organisms that grows on the submerged leaves. A natural environment with leaf litter, mosses and plants provides the shrimp with everything they need for a staple diet. Feeding commercial foods should be seen giving a treat, not a regular meal.
Feeding regime
Feed sparingly. Commercial packet foods should be given as a treat rather than a stable diet. Feed fresh leaves such as spinach, nettles and dandelion.
Environment Specifics
These shrimp are highly sensitive to water conditions. They need an ammonia and nitrite free tank. Although they will graze on algae, the presence of algae represents a heightened nitrate level, which will also effect the shrimp. They prefer a neutral to slightly acidic pH. Seem to breed well when doing water changes with R/O water. These shrimp prefer lower water temperatures around a low 21.1°C (70°F) . Temperatures about 24.4°C (76°F) stress them out and they won't breed readily and may even die. Many keepers of these shrimp install fan systems to keep the tank cool during warm weather.

Crystal Red Shrimp “S/S+” Grade

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