The crimson crystal red bee shrimp (Caridina cf. cantonesnsis var. Crystal Red Shrimp) is a famous and beautiful freshwater dwarf shrimp, that is hastily turning into one of the maximum famous shrimp withinside the hobby. These shrimp are definitely a shadeation variation of the standard and numerous bee shrimp. Originally selectively bred in Japan, they’re nevertheless known as ‘crimson bee shrimp’ in components of Asia.
While crimson crystal red bee shrimp aren’t observed withinside the wild, their ancestors have been local to the Guangdong and Guangxi provinces of China, Hong Kong, and a few reviews imply they’re additionally observed in Vietnam. Bee shrimp are commonly observed in small mountain streams.
While there may be large call for for those shrimp withinside the hobby, almost all of the shrimp to be had on the market come from farms in Taiwan. Very few bee shrimp are accrued from the wild, and shadeation editions like crimson crystal shrimp are all captive bred – which has led to them being barely extra sensitive than maximum different typically to be had shrimp.
Red crystal bee shrimp have a surprisingly quick lifespan, dwelling on common round 18 months in a domestic aquarium. If they’re nicely cared for, they’ll stay up to 2 years, aleven though that is rare.