Red White Shrimp

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by japswe, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. japswe

    japsweNew MemberMember


    I'd like to add some of these shrimp to one of my planted tanks (45 gallon) housing 2 rams, 8 tetras and red tail shark and a couple of corys. Will they be ok in that community? And how many can I add? Thanks
  2. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, but you really need to get rid of the red tailed shark. They will eat the shrimp, and when full grown they don't do well with corys.
  3. Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    As stated above, remove the red tailed shark as it would eat the shrimp. These shrimp are called Crystal Red Shrimp and are extremely delicate. They require low TDS, yet mineralized water, and also a low pH, with 6.2-6.4 being ideal. They are also very finicky about temperature, 68-78 is what they can tolerate, with 74-75 being best. These shrimp are not for beginners. If these are your first shrimp, they are almost guaranteed to die in your tank. Red Rili shrimp are a good alternative, as they are very hardy shrimp, and can live in most tanks (as long as none of the fish eat them). Your tank could likely house 100+ Red Rili shrimp without issues.

    This is the best site you can buy the shrimp from. They're cheap and have great customer service:

  4. OP

    japsweNew MemberMember

    Thanks for all the info!

  5. BuddyD

    BuddyDWell Known MemberMember

    I had 2 Red Crystals that disappeared. I also have a Red Tail Shark. My regular neocaridina shrimp are fine.
  6. BuddyD

    BuddyDWell Known MemberMember

    High priced compared to Trinsfish and some others i've seen.
  7. Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    High priced? They're only $2.80 a piece; I don't see that as being expensive.
  8. BuddyD

    BuddyDWell Known MemberMember

    I saw 4.70 where were you looking?
  9. Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    I did the math wrong they're actually $2.50 each. Screenshot_20170715-213353.png
  10. BuddyD

    BuddyDWell Known MemberMember

    You're talking about bulk buying of 20 for 48.50. I don't want 20 of the same shrimp. I'm talking price per shrimp.
  11. Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    You'll eventually have 20 anyways once they start breeding.
  12. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Red cyrstal shrimp are not good for community tanks
  13. BuddyD

    BuddyDWell Known MemberMember

    But i won't be paying out 48.50 for them.
  14. Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    $48.50 isn't bad for 20 considering the 10 CRS and 10 Dream Blue Velvets I plan to buy are $110 total.
  15. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Red rili shrimp aren't the same as red crystal shrimp. Red rilis are neocardinia while red crystals are caridinia
  16. Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    I said earlier that they would be a good alternative. I know they're different.
  17. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Right, sorry :)

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