Gold Crystal is a popular variant of the classic Bee Shrimp. It is relatively hardy like many of the Neocaridina dwarf shrimp and is a great option for dedicated aquarists who are looking to try something new. Its body is an overall golden-tinted ivory color.
Another great characteristic of the Gold Crystal is that it will not interbreed with Neocaridina dwarf shrimp, so it will not compromise the genetics of breeding colonies of shrimp such as Cherry, Blue Velvet, Neon Yellow, Orange, Black/Blue Diamond, Chocolate, Green Jade, Snowball, and Rili shrimp.
This shrimp is a scavenger and is very useful in planted and nano aquariums. The bulk of its diet is biofilm, algae, and decaying plant matter so it will work diligently to clean up the waste in any aquarium. It feeds constantly, so it displays constant activity. In a less mature aquarium, it should be fed high quality flake and mini pellet dry foods with high algae/spirulina/plant content. Like most Caridina varieties, it is best kept in an aquarium with a soft pH of 6.2-6.8.
What We Like About This Shrimp:
- Elegant golden/cream coloration
- Excellent companion colony to Neocaridina shrimp
- Completely peaceful with all non-aggressive tankmates
- Safe with all plants
- Excellent scavenger
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
- Temperature: 65° – 80° F (18° – 27° C), lower temperatures in this range are optimal
- pH: 6.2 – 6.8
- KH: 0 – 10 dKH
- Minimum tank size: 2 gallons