Crystal Red Shrimp (Caridina logemanni / cantonensis) Grade: A-B, mid and low grades
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Please reply to the order confirmation email with a delivery date that would suit you best. We are sending out shrimp from Monday-Thursday via Royal Mail Special Delivery so they will arrive by 1 pm the next day. They will be packaged in breather bags and a well padded box. If we do not hear back from you, we will choose a despatch date at our own discretion.
Crystal Red Shrimp or Crystal Bees - Grade A-B
These shrimp are low grade with more red and not always fully solid white!
Crystal Shrimp have a reputation of being difficult to keep or strictly for the experienced shrimp keeper. This is not true! As long as the water parameters are right (soft water with a PH of less than 7) they are colourful additions to your tank that are proving to be often more resilient than the popular Cherry Shrimp.
There are three colour variations of Crystal Shrimp: Red Bee, Black Bee and Snowhite / Golden Bee. Unlike Neocaridina Shrimp you can mix these colours in one tank without ending up with wildtype shrimp. Purists like to keep them apart to guarantee pure lines, but for the common hobbyist they can make for a colourful mix.
There are different grades in Crystal Shrimp (A-SSSS), these grades describe the markings and amount of white on the body. A-Grade shrimp have quite a bit of red, while the rare and more expensive SSS and SSSS shrimp have very little red and distinctive patterns (Crown, Flowerhead, Hinomaru etc.). In the last years it has become more and more common to judge mainly on the intensity of colour (low, mid and high grade).
If you have any questions beforehand, don't hesitate to contact us- We are happy to answer any question and guide you through the process!
Ideal water parameters:
Temp: 19-23 C.
When introducing them to their new tank, please acclimatise them slowly in a bowl over a period of several hours, mixing your tank water with the water they came in, slowly increasing the amount of tank water until you have a mixture of 1/3 transport and 2/3 tank water. After that net them out and put them into their new home. It is normal for the shrimp to lose a little colour during transport. As soon as they are in their new tank they will colour back up to their full intensity.
We are sending out shrimp from Monday-Thursday via Royal Mail Special Delivery, so they will arrive until 1pm the next day. They will be packaged in breather bags and a well padded and insulated box. We will contact you after your purchase to agree on a delivery day that suits you best. To speed up this process, please use the comment field at checkout to let us know what delivery day would suit you best.
Live Arrival Guarantee
Shipping shrimp done right is very safe and uncomplicated. But even with the most care, deaths can sometimes occur. Should a shrimp die during transport, we will replace or refund. In such a case please informa us within an hour of delivery with a picture of the dead shrimp. If there was extensive damage to the packaging, we would be grateful for a picture of the box as well.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We appreciate that buying livestock on the internet can be daunting and is a matter of trust. We do everything we can, to assure you that we take the utmost care to ensure we deliver healthy and good quality animals to your door.
Our responsibility does not stop after delivery, we are here to guide you through all aspects of shrimp keeping. If you have any questions before or after purchase, please don't hesitate to send us an email or give us a ring!