Crystal Red A-S Grade Shrimp - Caridina cantonensis
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Crystal Red Shrimp are a highly coveted species of freshwater shrimp that was selectively bred in Japan from the wild Bee Shrimp for its beautiful opaque red and white patterning. This intensive breeding has made an already sensitive species all the more intolerant of rapid changes or suboptimal water conditions, making them an inappropriate choice for beginners. Crystal Red shrimp have an extensive grading system based on patterning and opacity of their red and white coloration. A-S grade shrimp are one of the more commonly available grades, displaying distinct color banding, though slightly lower color opacity than the higher grades.
Crystal Red Shrimp are small freshwater shrimp that grow to a maximum size of 1.25 inches, and live up to 1.5 years. This peaceful, though touchy species, requires soft, acidic, and most importantly pristinely clean water, and is very sensitive so sudden changes in water parameters. It's best to supply them with dense plant covering, and plenty of driftwood and caves to hide in when feeling threatened. Crystal Red Shrimp stay small, and have few natural defenses, so it's advisable to keep them with small and peaceful nano fish.
Crystal Red shrimp are omnivores, and will readily consume algae, food scraps from fish feeding, or specially formulated shrimp pellets.