Caridina cantonensis (Red Crystal Bee Shrimp) ss Grade

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Caridina cantonensis Bee Shrimp are a small species of shrimp, reaching a maximum size of about 2.5 centimeters (1 inch).

Ideal Aquarium Setup:

A minimum tank size of 10 gallons is recommended for a small group of Caridina cantonensis Bee Shrimp. The tank should be well-planted with soft, leafy plants to provide hiding places for the shrimp. The substrate should be fine-grained and inert, such as sand or gravel. The water should be kept at a temperature of 68-78 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 degrees Celsius), with a pH of 6.0-6.8 and a hardness of 3-6 dGH.

Water Parameter Requirements:

  • Temperature: 68-78 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 degrees Celsius)
  • pH: 6.0-6.8
  • Hardness: 3-6 dGH
  • Ammonia: 0 ppm
  • Nitrite: 0 ppm
  • Nitrate: <20 ppm

Where They Come From in the Wild:

Bee Shrimp are native to Southeast Asia, where they are found in slow-moving streams and rivers with soft, acidic water.

Habitat Description:

The natural habitat of Bee Shrimp is characterized by soft, sandy substrate and abundant vegetation. The water is typically clear and well-oxygenated. Bee Shrimp are found in small groups, hiding among the plants and substrate.


Bee Shrimp are relatively easy to care for, but they do require specific water parameters. It is important to test the water regularly and make adjustments as needed. Bee Shrimp are also susceptible to disease, so it is important to keep the tank clean and free of organic waste.


Bee Shrimp are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including algae, plant matter, and small invertebrates. A high-quality shrimp food should be offered daily, as well as occasional snacks of blanched vegetables or frozen foods.


Bee Shrimp are relatively easy to breed in captivity providing all the correct water parameters are met. Slightly warmer temperatures will speed up breeding. The shrimp will spawn in small groups, and the eggs will hatch after about 2 weeks.

With proper care, Bee Shrimp can live for 1-2 years. They are a beautiful and interesting addition to any aquarium.

Here are some additional tips for caring for Bee Shrimp:

  • Avoid using chemicals in your aquarium, as these can be harmful to the shrimp.
  • Do not overfeed the shrimp, as this can lead to water quality problems.
  • Provide plenty of hiding places for the shrimp, such as plants and rocks.
  • Regularly clean the aquarium to remove waste and debris.

By following these tips, you can help your Bee Shrimp thrive in your aquarium.

Ensure that shrimp are very slowly and carefully acclimated to their new aquarium.

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Weight 0.1 kg