Crystal Red Shrimp (CRS) - SS grade Hinomaru with vibrant red and white color.
Crystal Red Shrimp prefer clean, soft acidic water with a pH of 6 - 6.8, and gH of 4 - 6, they require cool temperature between 68 and 78 degrees F.
Aquarium must be fully cycled with a lot of biofilms and plants for them to graze on. Ammonia and nitrite should always be zero, nitrate under 25ppm. Weekly water change of 10-20% is suggested to keep the nitrate low. Feed only 2-3 times a week as overfeeding will cause shrimp death.
Breeding Crystal Red Shrimp is fairly easy as long as the water parameters are stable. Female shrimp will carry the eggs for about 30 days until they are hatched to miniature size of their parents. It is important to have a well established aquarium in order for the shrimplets to survive as they can only consume biofilms until they grow older.
Common Name: Crystal shrimp, red bee shrimp, crs
Scientific name: Caridina cf Cantonesis
Maximum Size: 1.2"
pH 6.0 - 6.8
gH 4 - 6
kH 0 - 1
TDS 120 - 150
Temperature 68 – 78F
Shipping Size: 1/4" - 1/2"
CRS ARE UNDOUBTEDLY MY FAVORITE CARIDINAS. I PREFER THE SS+ GRADE BECAUSE THEY HAVE A CLEAN WHITE AND JUST ENOUGH RED. I'VE PURCHASED MANY OF THESE THROUGH THIS SELLER AND ALL HAVE GROWN TO BE VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY ADULTS. I REALLY APPRECIATE HOW AN EXTRA WAS THROWN IN JUST IN CASE, BUT AS ALWAYS THEY REACHED MY HOUSE PERFECTLY FINE. NO D.O.AS. Patrick Rodrigues on 4th Feb 2017
These shrimp were packaged well and all arrived alive and in great shape. These look great. Philip on 9th Nov 2015