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Caridina sp. "crystal red"
Caridina sp. "crystal red"

Origin:These shrimp are a breeding form of Neocaridina serrata, selectively bred by a Japanese breeder.

Etymology: Crystal red refers to the bright red color

Synonyms:None

First European import: These shrimp were available in the Netherlands april 2002

Description: See picture.

Care: Similar to Caridina serrata.

Temperature: The shrimp can well be kept at a temperature of 24-27 degrees.

Feeding: Algae, plants, detritus.

Size: Body up to 3 cm

pH: 6.0-7.5

Breeding:Unknown.

Sexual dimorphism:Unknown

Prices:Netherlands: 8-10€

Additional:

Picture references:All pictures E. Naus

References: Personal observation

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Diary:

Thurday 20 june 2002 I bought 3 Caridina sp crystal red, which at that time were just sold as red shrimp at Aquarium Boonstra in Amsterdam. I placed all three shrimp in a 40*30*30 tank, with well aged tap water. Lots of plants, a large piece of driftwood, a dark soil, and a small internal filter were present in the tank. Temperature was 24 degrees. A week later I changed 30% of the water, and the day after noticed that at least one shrimp shed a skin.
July 3rd I bought three more shrimp from the same shop, and added them to the same tank. The new ones equally well adapted to the environment, and after a period of three weeks of no developing eggs, I decided to move them to a 1*50*50 tank, where they would share the space with a couple of B. imbellis, 6 Pseudosphromenus dayi, 6 Rasbora axelrodi and a Farlowella acus. The temperature in the new tank was 27 degrees, pH around 7.3, and Hardness around 8 dGH.

End of diary; all shrimp died eventually.

Bought new shrimp from a friend of mine in 2004, which have now been selectively bred for a lot of white.

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