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Super Red Crystal Shrimp

  • Red Crystal freshwater shrimp is an Omnivore. They are decent algae eaters, and if sufficient algae is not present, foods intended for aquarium fish and invertebrates can be used to supplement their diet. Another great supplement is blanched (boiled until
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  • FREE Same Day DELIVERY on Orders of 75+ in Edmonton, St Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Sherwood Park
  • 17211 107 Ave NW Ph: 780-483-7027 Shop Instore, Order Online for Local Free Delivery, or Curbside Pickup
  • Do to UPS Disruptions we are not shipping Livestock at this time.

The Red Crystal Shrimp is the red color variation of the wild Neocaridina heteropoda. This color variation was originally bred in Germany and started to appear in The United States in the late 1990's. It is without a doubt the most popular shrimp in the hobby. We recommend this shrimp to anyone who is just starting into the hobby for its ease on water parameters and high breeding rate. 

Care

The Crystal Red Shrimp is an undemanding shrimp in its care requirements. They should be kept in a well established aquarium with no predators. The most important factor for water parameter is stability. And as long as none of the water parameters are in the extremes, Red Crystal Shrimp should be happy and healthy.

Diet

This aquarium freshwater shrimp is an Omnivore. They are decent algae eaters, and if sufficient algae is not present, foods intended for aquarium fish and invertebrates can be used to supplement their diet. Another great supplement is blanched (boiled until soft) vegetables.

Red Crystal Shrimp Breeding

If a male and a female are present in a well cared for aquarium, the Crystal Shrimp will breed. Females are larger and much more colorful, males are smaller and display a clear coloration with red spots. When the female is mature she will often times display a saddle (as seen in the insert). The saddle is the eggs developing in the females ovaries.

Behavior

Crystal Shrimp are very non-aggressive. They spend most of the day grazing on plants, gravel and any other tank decorations for algae and other types of foods. Red Crystal Shrimp will get along very well with any other type of dwarf shrimp that is non-aggressive. When the Red Crystal Shrimp is kept in an aquarium that has no predators, they are very active and only hide after molting (shedding exoskeleton to enable growth).

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  • Weight 400
  • Size X 18
  • Size Y 10
  • Size Z 10
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