Yellow King Kong shrimp are originated from Taiwan, they are a hybrid of crossing Tangerine tiger and blue bolt shrimp. Their gene is pretty stable as most of the offsprings are yellow king kongs, but occasionally we do see 1 or 2 blue bolts in our YKK tank.
Caring for Yellow King Kong shrimp is the same as for other Caridina shrimp, 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 Yellow King Kong shrimp is the same as breeding crystal red shrimp. 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: yellow king kong shrimp, ykk
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"