Crystal Black Shrimp
Scientific Name: Caridina cantonensis sp. "Bee"
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How easy are they to care for?
We would class these shrimp as moderate to care for.
How large can they grow?
Up to 3.5 cm.
Where in the world are they from?
Black Bumble Bee Shrimp originate from various regions around China.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
It is recommended to keep in groups of 5 or more.
What water conditions do they require?
A pH range of 6.4 - 7.2 and a temperature of 21- 26°C.
What should you feed them?
This species of shrimp will accept a variety of different foods – algae wafers and frozen food, like bloodworm, are among the most common.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Be very cautious when selecting tank mates for crystal black shrimp. Due to the size of this species, many fish that can fit them in their mouth will eat them. Keep with small peaceful community fish species.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Yes; this species can be bred in captivity. Avoid using too hard or too soft water when you breed crystal black shrimp. The pH-value is not very important as long as extremes are avoided. A pH of 7 usually gives a good result. Keep near perfect water quality if you want to breed crystal black shrimp.