Crystal Red Shrimp CRS
Crystal Red Shrimp CRS

Crystal Red Shrimp CRS

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Size

This listing is for crystal red shrimp.

Mixed grade and mixed sizes will be sent

Crystal Red Shrimp Requirements:
As with most other freshwater shrimp you don't need a large aquarium to keep crystal reds. Keep in mind that they are quite sensitive and don't react well to bad water values, which means a larger aquarium is better especially if you're a beginner. An aquarium of at least 30ltrs is easier to keep stable than smaller setups. Like all aquariums a crystal red shrimp tank should be fully cycled and established before any inhabitants are introduced. You need a filter to cycle the tank; most shrimp breeders prefer sponge filters, as these create a gentle water flow and can't suck up tiny shrimp fry. Although crystal red shrimp can handle room temperatures just fine it's still recommended to use a heater to prevent any temperature fluctuations.  Crystal red shrimp love plenty of hiding places in the aquarium, especially when they're vulnerable during molting time. Shrimp flats and live plants make great hides while also providing a place for nutritious biofilm to grow, so be sure to incorporate a few in your crystal red tank.

Crystal Red Shrimp Water Quality:
Crystal red shrimp are a little more sensitive than most common dwarf shrimp. Their ancestor, the bee shrimp, naturally occurs in fast-flowing, clean waters. Selective breeding has made crystal reds even more sensitive; this especially applies to the higher grades. All this means you have to keep a close eye on your water values if you want to keep these shrimp alive and happy. The water should be relatively soft and acidic and always free of ammonia and nitrites. Regular aquarium maintenance is a must, as crystal blacks are also quite sensitive to nitrates. Do regular, small water changes to keep the water values where they should be. A liquid test kit allows you to check the water values while a thermometer should be used to make sure the temperature is still correct.

pH: 5.8-7.4
Temperature: 62-76 °F
gh: 4-6
kh: 0-4
TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 100-200

Crystal Red Shrimp Tank Mates:
Although there are some options out there when it comes to tank mates for your crystal red shrimp, most breeders prefer keeping them in single species setups. This ensures no fry fall prey to hungry fish and the shrimp feel safe at all times. If you do want to keep your crystal reds with some tank mates and don't mind the fact that you likely won't get as much offspring, be sure to still choose carefully. Only go for small and very peaceful tank mates like Otocinclus or Pygmy Corydoras or even stick to just inverts. Snails should work well and you can also try other dwarf shrimp species as long as they don't interbreed with your crystal blacks. Shrimp from the Neocaridina genus can co-exist with crystal reds just fine.

We suggest suitable tank mates like - Micro Rasbora, Celestial Pearl Danios, Emerald Dwarf Rasbora, Endler Guppy, Pygmy Cory Catfish, Oto Catfish, Ember Tetra, Sparkling Gourami, Chocolate Gourami, Dwarf Pencilfish, Kubotai Rasbora, Coral Red Pencilfish and Purple Pencilfish.

Crystal Red Shrimp Diet:
Crystal red shrimp are omnivores that thrive on a varied diet. They naturally feed on biofilm that forms on rocks and plants but in the aquarium their diet should be supplemented. There are many high quality shrimp foods out there that can be used as a staple and the possibilities for added variation are endless. Your crystal reds will love frozen foods like mosquito larvae, fresh blanched veggies, algae pellets and even strange things like dried nettle leaves. Botanicals like Indian almond leaves and cholla wood are also a welcome source of food. Because crystal reds are so sensitive all uneaten foods should be removed after a few hours. Any leftovers can quickly start rotting, which is disastrous for your water quality and can damage the shrimp population.

Breeding Crystal Red Shrimp:
Crystal red shrimp make a great breeding project and you shouldn't have too much trouble getting your crystal red to reproduce. As long as their requirements are met these shrimp should pretty much constantly produce fry! The females, which are larger and more brightly colored, carry the eggs between their back legs (swimmerettes) for around 30 days before releasing tiny babies that don't need any special care. Like crystal blacks, crystal red shrimp come in various colour patterns that vary in rarity and determine their "grade" or "quality". A crystal red shrimp with more white and more opaque colouration falls into a higher grade, which affects the price.

Q: How much is postage cost?
A: All dry goods are $8.95 flat, $11.95 Express for plants  and live stock are $20 express postage flat. Free Posage over $179.

Q: Where do we ship ?
A: We ship Australia wide but Live stock are not shipped to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

Q: When will out of stock item be back?
A: Stock are updated every day. So you just have to come back to website to see if it is back in stock.

Q: Can I return the item back?
A: All dry stock can be returned back. Live goods are not refundable. Shipping cost will be deducted upon return of the item and also customer is responsible to send the item back.


We dont ship Live stock and plants to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

We do ship dry goods.
Drip acclimation is a method used to gradually introduce aquatic animals, such as shrimp, snails, and fish, to their new tank environment after transport. It helps them adjust to the water parameters and temperature differences between the transport bag and the tank. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drip acclimate your aquatic animals:

Step 1: Prepare the necessary materials

Clean bucket or container large enough 
Airline tubing
Air pump (optional but recommended)
Adjustable valve or knot (to regulate the flow of water) or get a abquatics drip kit
Clean, dechlorinated water (ideally matching the temperature and pH of your tank)


Step 2: Set up the drip acclimation system

Fill a clean bucket or container with the clean, dechlorinated water.
Attach one end of the airline tubing to an air pump (if using) and place the other end inside the bucket. Make sure it reaches the bottom of the container.

Step 3: Start the drip

Open the bag containing the aquatic animals and carefully pour the entire contents into the bucket, including the water from the transport bag.
Start a siphon by sucking on the free end of the airline tubing or use a siphon starter. This will initiate a slow drip of water into the bucket.

Step 4: Adjust the drip rate

Use an adjustable valve or tie a knot in the airline tubing to regulate the drip rate. Aim for approximately 2-4 drips per second.
The slow drip helps gradually mix the water in the bucket with the water from the transport bag, preventing any sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 5: Monitor the process

Keep an eye on the acclimation process and periodically test the water parameters in the bucket using a test kit. This helps ensure a smooth transition.
Depending on the sensitivity of the animals and the water parameters involved, the acclimation process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.

Step 6: Adjust water volume if needed

If the water volume in the bucket becomes too high, you can remove some water and continue the drip acclimation process with fresh, dechlorinated water. Be cautious not to remove too much water, as it can lead to sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 7: Transfer the animals to the tank

Once the acclimation process is complete, gently net the aquatic animals from the bucket and transfer them to the tank. Avoid adding the water from the acclimation container to the tank to prevent any potential contamination.

Step 8: Dispose of the acclimation water

After transferring the animals, discard the acclimation water from the bucket. Do not pour it directly into any drains or natural bodies of water.
By following these steps, you can safely and gradually acclimate your shrimp, snails, and fish to their new tank environment after transport. Remember, it's important to monitor the process closely and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic pets.

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
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Alex

I received a really nice bunch of shrimp and, like the other lot I bought, they all arrived alive and well with really nice packaging.
They were delivered on a scorching day and were still nice and cool.

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Alex

Really nice bunch of shrimp, they all arrived alive and well, and I will (and already have) buy them and other shrimp again.

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Justine Webber (Sydney, AU)
Happy shrimp, happy me!

These shrimp arrived quickly, well packaged and all alive. I have had one death a week later, and I am not sure what has caused that, but the rest all appear happy and healthy. I will definitely buy from these guys again.

A
Alanna (Sydney, AU)
So happy

10 CRS a few weeks ago, one is already berried! Beautiful colour and I didn’t lose any

D
Donna Morgan (Sydney, AU)
Fast postage

Great shrimp . ❤️❤️

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
82%
(23)
4%
(1)
7%
(2)
0%
(0)
7%
(2)
A
Alex

I received a really nice bunch of shrimp and, like the other lot I bought, they all arrived alive and well with really nice packaging.
They were delivered on a scorching day and were still nice and cool.

A
Alex

Really nice bunch of shrimp, they all arrived alive and well, and I will (and already have) buy them and other shrimp again.

J
Justine Webber (Sydney, AU)
Happy shrimp, happy me!

These shrimp arrived quickly, well packaged and all alive. I have had one death a week later, and I am not sure what has caused that, but the rest all appear happy and healthy. I will definitely buy from these guys again.

A
Alanna (Sydney, AU)
So happy

10 CRS a few weeks ago, one is already berried! Beautiful colour and I didn’t lose any

D
Donna Morgan (Sydney, AU)
Fast postage

Great shrimp . ❤️❤️