The Crystal Red Shrimp are one the most popular and most available caridina shrimp. They do best in a species only tanks where they can graze on biofilm and algae with no threat of predators.
They do require strict water parameters.
Crystal Red Shrimp (S-SS) Grade
GH - 4
KH - 0-1
TDS - 140
Temperature - Room
Caridina do best with reminalized r/o. I use SL-Aqua Black MORE Nitrifying Bacteria for Bee Shrimp
Pictures are my own but not exact product being sold unless noted. I try to show you typical examples of the product you would be purchasing. If you have any questions please contact me.
I do have snails in my tank.I do my best to pick off what I see but I do have snails in my tank.
I guarantee safe delivery to the continental United States as long as you contact me within 2 hours of delivery time marked by USPS with pictures of the product. I will not guarantee or be responsible late, lost, or misdirected packages.
Imported can get a bad rep. They are typically a lot cheaper than homebred but travel a long distance. Several of my imports come from Taiwan to California to Nebraska. As you can imagine this stresses out shrimp and casualities are common.
Neocaridina imports typical come from outdoor farms. Variables aren't as easily controled. Water parameters can be pretty extreme to what we as hobbyist keep. I've measured parameters to be 18 GH, 12 KH and close to 400 TDS from the water they are received in. My water parameters for Neos comes from Omaha tap water and is typically 8GH 8KH TDS 250.
What makes Aqua Atomic Imports different?
I quaratine for a minimum of 2 weeks. I find most of the shrimp casualities happen in the first 10 days. However I still offer the shrimp at a much cheaper cost than homebred.
Homebred are typically 2+ generations removed from any shrimp import. Hobbyist have to be vigilant in culling to maintain high grade colors. Imports typically are high grade and no culling is needed.