Caridina cf. Cantonensis 'Bee' - Logemanni (Bee shrimp)
Appearance: Shrimp with 3 colours. Black, white and orange. They look like bees when you have a group of them. Colour intensity depends on water quality and food. A few white dots can be found on the tail.
Sexing: Females grow up to 3cm and are bigger and more robust than males. Females have a more intense colouration.
Life span: Up to 2 years.
Size: 2.5 to 3cm.
Sexually mature: From 3 months onwards.
Gestation: 3 to 4 weeks.
Character: Friendly but should not be kept with large fish.
Tank setup: From 20 liters with plants. Plants with small leaves and Java moss are ideal.
Waterconditions: Temperature of 18-28ºC and an acidity of pH6 to pH7.6 with a water hardness of 8-12dGH.
Feeding: Will eat algae, excessive food, cooked vegetables and detritus. Leafs from beach, alder and oak trees will be eaten as well.
Breeding: Breeding is reasonably easy once they feel comfortable. Every 4 to 6 weeks young shrimps can be expected.
During the winter the temperature of the water can be dropped to 17-20ºC for a few weeks and slowly raise it to 23-25ºC.
Tank mates: Can be kept with other shrimp species, small fish and large crayfish.
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