Crystal Red Shrimp (10 pack with free shipping)

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Crystal Red Shrimp are a recessive mutation of the Bee Shrimp. In the early 90's Hisayasu Suzuki of Japan discovered a single Red Bee Shrimp in a batch of about a thousand. The first Red Bee Shrimp died, but several generations later, three more appeared. Hisayasu Suzuki was able to successfully breed these shrimp and subsequently named them Crystal Red Shrimp.

In the years since Crystal Red Shrimp have changed greatly. There are now several different variations including Snow White/Golden and the Taiwan Bees, and almost all of them are far less sensitive then they were in the past.

I keep my Crystal Red Shrimp in several different tanks ranging from 10 gallons to 40 gallons. The substrate is the original Aquasoil Amazonia, and I use 100% RO water which I remineralize using Mosura Mineral Plus Ultra. I have heard great things about SaltyShrimp Bee Shrimp GH+ as well and will try it out once my current bottle of Mineral Plus is empty.


Crystal Shrimp have bands of red and white on them. Crystal Red Shrimp have been selectively bred over time to increase the amount and intensity of the white. This has led to a "grading" scale for Crystal Shrimp. In the past higher grade Crystal Shrimp were generally more sensitive to water conditions and are not as prolific as lower grade Bee Shrimp but this is not typically the case anymore.


Common Name Crystal Red Shrimp, Red Bee Shrimp, or CRS
Scientific Name Caridina cf. cantonensis sp. "Crystal Red"
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

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