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Caridina Shrimp, also known as Crystal Shrimp, are a very attractive dwarf shrimp. This freshwater shrimp can come from different color. They are an ideal invertebrate for nano tanks and thrive in planted tanks. Females tend to get larger than males, reaching around 4cm, with males typically reaching a maximum of 2.5-3cm. Ensure tankmates are small and peaceful, as these shrimp easily fall prey to large or aggressive fish due to their small size.

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Please note: avoid the use of copper based treatments if invertebrates are present in the tank. And the colour and patterning of the shrimp may be different than the picture provided.

Features of Crystal Shrimp:

  • They are stripy red and white but, their appearance can vary based on their grade.
  • Their small size makes them particularly vulnerable to being eaten
  • This species can be slightly more sensitive to poor water conditions than most other shrimp
  • Crystal Shrimps are excellent scavenger, no harm to healthy plants
  • The average lifespan is 1.5 -2 years

Crystal Shrimp : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Crystal Shrimp:

The recommended for a small group of Crystal Shrimp should be least 30 Litres fish tank. It is always preferable to have a big tank.

Crystal Shrimp Tank Mate Compatibility:

Crystal Shrimp is a peaceful and non-aggressive specimen. Other tank mates you could consider are:

Crystal Shrimp Food :

Crystal Shrimp are omnivores. They are happy to eat most foods. Feed Crystal shrimp a diet of like Dymax Shrimp Pellets, Hikari Shrimp Cuisine, Sera Shrimps Natural Sinking Granulets, Hikari Algae Wafers

Crystal Shrimp Tank Set-up

Aquarium Lights and Lighting

Shrimps don't require any specific lights. A Lighting system is mainly for the planted aquarium, it ensures the healthy of Aquatic plants.

Shrimp Tank Filter

Shrimp are very sensitive to ammonia and nitrite, so a good filtration system is very necessary. Popular choice for shrimp tanks could be: Sponge Filter, Hang on Back Filter, or Matten Filter.

Heater for Shrimp tank

You can consider to add a heater in the community aquarium tank. A thermometer is recommended to control the water temperature.

Aquatic Plants for Crystal Shrimp

Crystal Shrimp do best in tanks with plenty of live aquarium plants. They don't eat healthy plants. 

Decorations for Crystal Shrimp

Decorations play an important role in Crystal shrimp tank - they provide shelter and protection for them. Add some Aquarium Ornaments in Crystal shrimp tank.

Substrate for Crystal Shrimp

Sand, Soil, Gravel and round pebbles are all good substrate for the shrimp tank

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Shareen L.


Love them shrimp adds character to the tank.

Craig W.
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