Red Crystal Shrimp

lg Red Crystal Shrimp
Latin name: (Caridina sp.)

Care Level

Moderate - Difficult







Preferred Conditions

Moderate - Difficult

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

3 gallons



The Red Crystal Shrimp is an excellent addition to any freshwater aquarium or pond, as it is hardy and relatively easy to care for. It is native to Japan and Asia, requiring an established environment of at least 10 gallons with plenty of hiding places, and a mature substrate with an abundance of algae. To maintain optimal health and wellbeing, it is best to house the Red Crystal Shrimp with small, peaceful fish or koi that pose no threat of predation. Additionally, the Red Crystal Shrimp prefers slightly acidic water and can survive in a wide range of temperatures. With the right care and environment, the Red Crystal Shrimp will thrive in any freshwater tank.

The Red Crystal Shrimp are known for being prolific breeders and can quickly grow a population in your aquarium. They will thrive in an environment that is well planted and has plenty of hiding places. Additionally, it is important to provide them with a high-quality diet consisting of a variety of foods. To ensure your Red Crystal Shrimp have the best chance at reaching adulthood, it is vital to monitor the water parameters and to keep the aquarium clean. With proper care and maintenance, the Red Crystal Shrimp can be an enjoyable addition to your aquarium for years to come.

The Red Crystal Shrimp is an omnivorous creature that consumes algae, detritus, and leftovers. If there isn’t enough food present, they will need a quality flake or pellet food to supplement their diet.

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