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Crystal Red Shrimp


Family: Atyidae
Genus & Species: Cardina cf. cantonensis
Common Name: Crystal Red Shrimp (abv. CSR as opposed to RCS[Cherry red shrimp]
Size: 1" (2.5)
Habitat: Asia: Japan (although the wild form is from southern China)
Min Tank Size: 2 gallon, 10 gallon for colony starting.
Diet: Omnivore, most anything edible.
Behavior: Peaceful .
Water: 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).
Care: 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.
Communities: 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.
Suitability: Good for people with a bit of experience (not good for starting out with).

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