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CRYSTAL RED BEE SHRIMP ** BEAUTIFUL ** ALGAE EATER

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Shrimp

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Fish

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Shrimp

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 CRYSTAL RED BEE SHRIMP ** BEAUTIFUL ** ALGAE EATER


This auction is for 1 Crystal Red Bee Shrimp, nicely settled. A truly beautiful species that thrives when well treated.

Scientific Name: Caridina cf. cantonensis

Other Scientific Names: N/A

Common Name: Crystal Shrimp

Other Common Names: Bee Shrimp, Crystal Red Shrimp, Crystal Black Shrimp, CRS, CBS

Origin: South East Asia

Found in the wild: No

PH Range: 5.8 - 6.8
Temperature Range: 62 - 72 F
Hardness Range:1 - 5 dkh
Life Span: 1 - 2 years
Gestation Period: 30 days
Ideal pH: 6.2
Ideal Temperature: 68 F
Ideal Hardness: 3 dkh
Size: 1" - 2"
Diet: Omnivore

 

Crystal Red Shrimp History

The Crystal Red Shrimp is the selectively bred red color variant of the Bee Shrimp. Originally selectively bred in Japan for its red coloration the Crystal Red Shrimp is becoming one of the most popular Dwarf Shrimp across the globe.

Crystal Red Shrimp Care

Crystal Red Shrimp are a little more demanding than many other Dwarf Shrimp, and have the same care requirements as the wild type of this species, the Bee Shrimp. The water is required to be soft and slightly acidic for the Crystal Red Shrimp to be happy. They also prefer a little less than tropical temperatures. As with all aquarium shrimp, the aquarium should be well established and parameters should be kept stable. The higher grade Crystal Red Shrimp are more sensitive to nitrates than many other Dwarf Shrimp so care must be taken to ensure high quality water.

Crystal Red Shrimp Diet

Crystal Red Shrimp are omnivores and share the same diet that most Dwarf Shrimp enjoy. Crystal Red Shrimp are algae eaters but will often times need supplemental feedings. Aquarium foods intended for bottom feeders and aquatic invertebrates are readily accepted, as are blanched vegetables (boiled until soft). There are foods made in Japan specifically for Crystal Red Shrimp that are high quality foods, but are not necessary.

Crystal Red Shrimp Breeding

If optimal care requirements are met, the Crystal is fairly easy to breed. Crystal Red Shrimp carry their eggs a little longer than many other Dwarf Shrimp, and after hatching develop a little more slowly. It can be difficult to determine the sex of a Crystal Red Shrimp, the males are a slightly smaller and have shorter thinner tail sections. The females are larger with a longer and wider tail section.

Crystal Red Shrimp Behavior

Crystal Red Shrimp are non-aggressive, and are quite active. In an aquarium that has no predators Crystal Red Shrimp will often be observed grazing on algae on aquarium plants, decorations and on the substrate. When fed, the shrimp will often form large groups that are quite striking in appearance.

Special Notes

As with all aquatic invertebrates it is important to make sure copper does not get into the aquarium. Copper is toxic to all Dwarf Shrimp. Many medications contain elevated levels of copper, so it is recommended not to medicate an aquarium with Dwarf Shrimp in it.



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We will arrange what day is best to send after the auction so you can be available.

Fish and shrimps are sent with great care and are in great condition when packed, they will come with a 24 hour heatpack and are double bagged for extra security.

Pure oxygen is added to the bag.

We can combine shipping costs for other fish as well. When using a 24 hour courier you can purchase as many fish as you wish with no extra delivery charge other than the initial payment you make for postage.

We can assure you we make no profit from postage and only charge what is best for the fish to reach you in the best order.

Local pickup from our tropical fish shop is always preferred, we are open 9am - 5pm every day apart from Mondays when we are closed, located 122 Main road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 1BN opened for over 20 years.

It is the buyers responsibility to be home when the fish arrive after agreeing the shipping date.

In the event that your fish or shrimps arrive with problems due to delay or accident please place the deceased fish back in the bag they arrived in and tie securely and send back to us via a jiffy bag or envelope, you can find our address on the package your fish arrived in, however you should never have this problem. If the fish get back to us promptly the next day we will issue full refund for the fish returned. We will never refund postage charges and we always look to solve any problems amicably so please get in touch with any grievances after you receive your order.


Happy Bidding!



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