Crystal Red Shrimp (AKA CRS, Red Bee or Caridina sp. "bee") is a breed variant of the freshwater Bee shrimp. Bee shrimp lives in South East Asia and the red breed form has gained popularity in Japan and around the world because of its intense and vibrant in color.
Crystal Red Shrimp is a fairly small shrimp, growing to about 2.5 cm in size. It is very peaceful towards other tank mates and quite active.The average lifespan is about 1.5 to 2 years but the gender is hard to differentiate, especially during juvenile stage. Between the ages of 4.5 and 5 months with a size of at least 2.2 cm, it is ready to reproduce in tank. As Crystal Red Shrimp can crossbreed with normal Bee shrimp and Tiger shrimp which are also of the Caridina species, it is highly recommended not to keep them in the same tank.
In the Aquarium
Crystal Red Shrimp is currently the most favorite freshwater aquarium shrimp. Its unique and distinctive red and white color is unlike any freshwater shrimps. It is continously refined make it more intense red and white by going through selective breeding. There is even a grading scale for shrimps according to the intensity of the white and red patterns on the shell. Visit our grading page for details.
Crystal Red Shrimp Origins