Red Pinto Shrimp - Male

Pinto Shrimp - Red Pinto Shrimp(Mixed Pattern)

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  • Product Description

    Pinto shrimp with patterns such as zebra stripe, spotted head, belly, fishbone, and galaxy. These are home bred pinto shrimp, you will get unsexed juvenile shrimp at 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, mixed pattern. They are fairly easy to keep and breed, require the same care as crystal red shrimp.

    Common Name: Red pinto shrimp, red zebra pinto, galaxy pinto, spotted head
    Scientific name: Caridina cf Cantonesis
    Maximum Size: 1.2"

    Water Parameters:
    pH 6.0 - 6.8
    gH 4 - 6
    kH 0 - 1
    TDS 120 - 150
    Temperature 68 – 78F

    Shipping Size: 1/4" - 1/2"

    How to care for Red Pinto Shrimp

    Red Pinto Shrimp is a beautiful freshwater shrimp variety that is highly sought after by aquarists. They are a type of Caridina shrimp and are known for their black and white stripes and spots. They are omnivorous and will feed on a variety of foods, including algae, biofilm, and commercial shrimp pellets or flakes. Here are some of the requirements to keep Red Pinto Shrimp:

    • Water parameters: Red Pinto Shrimp require a pH range of 6.0-6.8, a water hardness between 4-6 gH and a low Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) level of around 120-150 ppm. It is recommended to use a TDS meter to monitor and maintain stable water conditions.
    • Aquarium setup: Red Pinto Shrimp are sensitive to fluctuations in water parameters, so it is important to maintain a stable and consistent environment. A planted aquarium with shrimp substrate is recommended, along with some hiding places and a few floating plants for shade and cover.
    • Filtration: A gentle sponge filter or a hang-on-back filter with a pre-filter sponge is recommended to maintain water quality and provide adequate water flow.
    • Water changes: Regular water changes are important for maintaining stable water parameters and removing accumulated pollutants. A 10-20% water change every week is recommended.
    • Feeding: Red Pinto Shrimp are omnivorous and will feed on a variety of foods, including algae wafers, shrimp pellets, blanched vegetables, and specialized shrimp food. A varied diet is important for maintaining their health and vitality.
    • Avoid copper: Red Pinto Shrimp are sensitive to copper and other heavy metals, which can be harmful or even fatal to them. Ensure that any equipment or supplements used in the aquarium are copper-free.
    • Avoid medication: Certain medications and chemicals can be harmful to Red Pinto Shrimp, so it is important to research and avoid any treatments that may be harmful to them.
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