The crystal red shrimp is a red mutation of the crystal black shrimp. Most hobbyists refer to crystal red shrimp as CRS. The CRS is not what we consider an entry level shrimp. When a hobbyist is making the transition from beginner to advanced, he or she will normally start with the CRS. The reason being is the CRS requires specific water parameters. They prefer a lower ph although not as low as one may think.
The “Super Crystal Red” is a color variant of the Bee shrimp. It has as little white parts as possible and an intensive, opaque red. The strain we are proud to offer here has been selected for this pattern thorouhly, and now around 90% of the offspring can rightfully be also called “Super Crystal Red”. Some shrimp are even all red, with only a little white on the eyes and the tail fan.
Shrimp Care for Caridina:
Recommended and our Tank in
Water Temp:18-24C (we try to stabilized it at 21C)
PH 5.8-6.8 (5.4-5.7)
TDS 100-180 (170-190) We do weekly TDS readings and do water changes when we have a TDS reading of >180)
These are guidelines to assist you and not set in stone!!! You need to find what works for you and your tank inhabitants. Keep the water parameters stable.
Nature Boys have a range of Botanicals (Cones & Leaves) and food products (Fruit-, Nettle-, and Moringa Mix plus Bee Pollen) that have been tested and proven.
Shrimp will also graze on the bio-film that accumulate on the Botanicals and build -up of algae within your tank. We recommend that you only clean the front face of your tank, leaving the other areas for algae to accumulate.
It is very important that you do not overfed your tank inhabitants.
We do not recommend the ‘Drop-and-Go’ method but rather ‘Drip’ method whereby you mix the tank water of their new home with the water they have arrived in. Use airline tubing and make a loose knot in it. Suck on the one end to start the water flow. Tighten the knot so that you have a drop per second rate. Let the process continue to the point where you have 50/50 ratio. (new water/water it arrived in). Let them stand for maybe another our or so before you net them out and add them to their new home. The shrimp will regain their color as they settle in.