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Caridina cf. Breviata (Bumblebee shrimp)


Origin: Asia.
Appearance: The bumblebee shrimp has a number of stripes. Stripes are black/brown and white. The shrimp will turn blue-ish when stressed. There are over 70 different spiecies in the wild.
Sexing: Females are bigger and more robust than males.
Life span: About 1.5 years.
Size: 2.5 to 5cm.
Sexually mature: At about 5-6 months.
Gestation: 4 weeks.
Character: Friendly. Not suitable to be kept with large fish.
Tank setup: From 20 liters with plants. Plants with small leaves and Java moss are ideal.
Waterconditions: Temperature of 22-28ºC and an acidity of pH6 to pH7.5 with a water hardness of 8-12dGH.
Feeding: Will eat algae, excessive food, cooked vegetables and detritus.
Breeding: Reasonable easy to breed although it might take a while before they start breeding. They can reproduce every 5 weeks.
Tank mates: Shrimp, small fish and large crayfish.
Copyright photos: ©, Xema Romero(mid), Marc Martinez(right)