Adding information about Red Bee shrimp!
Synonyms: Crystal Red shrimp
Scientific name: Caridina cantonensis
pH 5 – 7,5
KH 0 – 4
dGH 2 – 5
The Red Bee shrimp is a selectively bred variant of the Bee shrimp. A shrimp breeder in Japan called Hiyasayu Suzuki noticed that very rarely red offspring occurred amongst the usual black offspring of the Bee shrimp. He selectively bred these individuals to form a red strain of the Bee shrimp that bred true (all offspring were red) and registered the trademark ‘Crystal Red shrimp’.
These shrimp have undergone further artificial selection to give a greater proportion of white on the body and to intensify colouration. I personally only use the trademark ‘Crystal Red shrimp’ to refer to low grade Red Bee shrimp, as these are comparable to the shrimp Mr Suzuki bred himself. I feel the term ‘Red Bee’ should be used generally for the red form of the Bee shrimp.