Temp: 70°F – 82°F
GH: 25ppm – 75ppm
Total Alkalinity: 40ppm – 120ppm
Catonensis sp. Crystal Red is an aquarium hybrid Black Bee Shrimp that is simply a color morph that is herbivorous in nature. In the aquarium, it will do best in a well-planted tank with moss & plants like baby tears, riccia, etc. This will provide your CRS with biofilm for them to eat, but they may eventually need to be provided with other foods such as algae wafers, shrimp pellets, or veggies like zucchini and spinach or other foods that will contain some protein.
Catonensis sp. Crystal Red is a small peaceful shrimp. It is best not to keep any other members of the Caridina family unless trying to crossbreed. CRS can be kept with Neocaridina and other shrimp outside of the Caridina genus without crossing. They can be kept in a community tank but shouldn’t be kept with aggressive or nippy fish obviously. CRS is a color morph of the Crystal Black or Black Bee Shrimp, however both have different grades.
In order from lowest to highest….. the grades are: C, B, A, S, SS, and SSS.
The higher the grade, the more white it has and of course, the more expensive it is. Other variants of Caridina Catonensis sp. Bee are generally graded by how intense the colors are. Wine Reds are graded on the red, King Kongs are graded by intensity of the black color and so on. If you are looking for a beautiful shrimp that is easy to care for and affordably priced, you will not be disappointed!
Compare our low price to other competitors at 17.99 or more!
If you have any questions about caring for the Red Bee Shrimp, contact the professionals at Arizona Aquatic Gardens right now!
Currently our stock is exceptional and we have had quite a bit of “white” colors, the last photo is from our stock.
Minimum quantity for “Freshwater Shrimp – Crystal Red Shrimp Caridina cantonensis sp. ‘Crystal Red'” is 6.