5 Golden Bee Shrimp

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5 Golden Bee Shrimp

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Product Description

Scientific Name: Caridina cf. cantonensis
Other Scientific Names: Caridina cantonensis sp. "Golden Bee"
Common Name: Golden Bee Shrimp
Other Common Name: Golden Crystal Red Shrimp, Snow White Crystal Red Shrimp, All-White Crystal Red Shrimp
Temperment: Peaceful
Breeding: Intermediate
Care Level: Intermediate
Origin: Unknown
Found in Wild:  No

General Water Parameters

The Shrimp Farm’s Water Parameters:

pH Range: 5.8-6.9  pH Range: 6.5-6.8
Temperature Range: 62-76  Temperature Range: 68-72
 GH Range: 4-6  GH Range: 4
 KH Range: 0-1 (Ideally 0)  KH Range: 0
 TDS Range: 80-200  TDS Range: 95-120
 Life Span: 1-2 years  Full Grown Size: .75 1.25"
 Gestation Period: 30 days  Approximate Purchase Size: .75"-1"
Currently Being FedEbita Breed - Quarto 2 & Borneo Wild - Color


Golden Bee Shrimp History

The Golden Bee Shrimp is a dwarf shrimp that is relativily unknown. We believe it to be a selectivly breed offspring of all white Crystal Shrimp and of the Yellow or orange shrimp. 

Golden Bee Shrimp Care

The Golden Bee Shrimp is a harder to keep shrimp in its care requirements. They should be kept in a well-established aquarium with no predators. The most important factor for water parameter is stability. And as long as none of the water parameters are in the extremes, and PH is kept in a range of 5.8 - 6.8 they should do fine. The ideal PH for Golden Bee Shrimp is 6.2, however this is not to say they cannot be kept in PH levels outside of the recommended range of 5.8 - 6.8 it is just in our experience they will not thrive unless kept in that range.

Golden Bee Shrimp Diet

This aquarium freshwater shrimp is an Omnivore. They are decent algae eaters, check out our article here that shows a test of dwarf shrimp feeding on algae. However if sufficient algae is not present, foods intended for aquarium fish and invertebrates can be used to supplement their diet. Another great supplement is blanched (boiled until soft) vegetables.

Golden Bee Shrimp Breeding

If optimal care requirements are met, the Golden Bee Shrimp is fairly easy to breed. Golden Bee Shrimp carry their eggs a little longer than many other Dwarf Shrimp, and after hatching develop a little more slowly. It can be difficult to determine the sex of a Golden Bee Shrimp, the males are a slightly smaller and have shorter thinner tail sections. The females are larger with a longer and wider tail section. The coloration of the offspring will vary from all white to slightly red such as the look of the Crystal Red Shrimp.

Golden Bee Shrimp Behavior

Golden Bee Shrimp are very non-aggressive. They spend most of the day grazing on plants, gravel and any other tank decorations for algae and other types of foods. Golden Bee Shrimp will get along very well with any other type of dwarf shrimp that is non-aggressive. When the Golden Bee Shrimp is kept in an aquarium that has no predators, they are very active and only hide after molting (shedding exoskeleton to enable growth).

Special Notes

As with all aquatic invertebrates, it is important to make sure copper does not get into the aquarium. Copper is toxic to all Dwarf Shrimp. Many medications contain elevated levels of copper, so it is recommended not to medicate an aquarium containing Dwarf Shrimp.