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
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
Picture references:All pictures E. Naus
References: Personal observation
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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.
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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