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Golden Crystal Shrimp

 

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Common Name Golden Bee Shrimp
Scientific Name Caridina cf. cantonensis sp. "Golden Bee"
Adult Size 2.5-3.0 CM or 1.0-1.2 inches
Water Temp 20°-25° C or 68°-77° F
pH Range 6.5-7.2
Water Hardness Soft
Fresh or Salt Water Freshwater
Larval Stage None. Young hatch as miniature versions of the adults
Difficulty Medium-Hard
Egg/Saddle Color Red
Behavior Non-aggressive

 

General Information

These beautiful species are actually a mutation of the crystal red shrimp. The "golden" gene is recessive. Individuals in Germany have noted that crossing Golden CRS with normal CRS result in CRS with a lot of white but of a poor intensity.

Appearance

Golden CRS have a pinkish orange or a yellow orange color in their flesh and a white outer shell. Some individuals have a more solid white outer shell then others and are often considered a higher grade even though there are no official criteria for grading Golden CRS.

 

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