Scientific Name: Caridina japonica
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How easy are they to care for?
We would class this as an easy shrimp to care for.
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Largely distriuted throughout Japan
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Will happily live in groups - care must be taken in breeding pairs established however.
What water conditions do they require?
A pH range of 6.0 - 7.4 and a temperature of 24-28 degrees Celsius.
What should you feed them?
An Omnivorous species, will happily feed on algae, sinking pellets and frozen foods.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Extreme caution should be advised as they are often seen as food items. Micro rasbora and Rainbow species such as Threadfin are best used.
Can they be bred in captivity?
A very difficult shrimp to breed and rarely raised past juvenile stage in the private aquarium.