Crystal Red Shrimp (abv. CSR as opposed to RCS[Cherry
Asia: Japan (although the wild form is from
Min Tank Size:
2 gallon, 10 gallon for colony starting.
Omnivore, most anything edible.
68°F-80°F, (20-27°C) prefers water on the cooler
side. Can live under conditions that are soft and slightly acidic
(ph 6.6-7.0) to very hard and alkaline (ph 7.0-8.4 and above).
Extremely sensitive to ammonia, nitrites, and copper.
Should only be kept in peaceful community tank, is a tasty snack
for most bigger fish. Needs plants to cling/climb on.
Best to keep separate from other fish, however can
be suitable with smaller non-aggressive tetras and other small
mouthed fish that can not eat them easily. Do not house with Cichlids,
barbs, and similar type fish.
Good for people with a bit of experience (not good
for starting out with).