Asia: Taiwan (this red variety does not occur
naturally anywhere, but originally bred in Taiwan. Wild form occurs
in Southern China and Taiwan)
Min Tank Size:
10 gallon for colony starting, best recommendation
is 4 shrimp per gallon of water
Algae tablets, blanched vegetables, Algae that is
growing in the tank as well.
Non-aggressive. Active during the day. Often found
on plants/decorations cleaning any algae off of them.
70°F-80°F, (21-27°C)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). Very adaptable shrimp. Is most productive
and does best in soft to medium hard water with a ph in the alkaline
range. Might not reproduce at all in water that is too acidic.
Extremely sensitive to ammonia, nitrites, and copper.
Ensure that there aren't any traces of copper in the tank if it
has been used in the tank before adding shrimp. Ensure there is
sufficient plant life, including ground covering plants and tall
stalk like plants as the shrimp must cling to plants to feel safe.
For best coloring, use with dark colored substrate.
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.