Red Bee K6 Hinomaru (Caridinia cf. cantonensis)
Maximum size: 2 to 3cm
Water temperature: 20 to 25 ° C
pH: 6.0 to 7.0
KH: <6 ° dKH
Total Hardness: 2 to 10 ° dGH
The Red Bee Shrimp does not occur in nature. She is a further growth of the bee shrimp that comes from southern China and settled there watercourses. The Red Bee Shrimp was accessible from Japanese high breeding experts by selection with the aim of breeding a particular demarcated red-white-girdling, grown from the bee shrimp, or their breeding form Crystal Red. The Red Bee Shrimp is therefore not how to read in some books, a crossover product between Hummelgarnele and bee shrimp. Instead, the Crystal Red Shrimp is the starting form for each high breeding lines of Red Bee shrimp.
Features, shape and coloring of Red Bee Shrimp:
The Red Bee Shrimp was originally bred in Japan from the bee shrimp. Today, it is also popular with European breeders prawns extremely popular and so create new colors again. However, the basic pattern of the Red Bee Shrimp is characterized by approximately equal red and white, wide bands that are precisely delineated.
several Red Fire (Neocaridina heteropoda var)
Life expectancy: 1 ½ maximum of 2 years
Size: females 3 to a maximum of 4 cm, males about 1cm smaller
Water temperatures: 10 to 26 ° C (also in the unheated aquarium possible)
pH as neutral as possible, but very broad range 6-8
Total hardness: 4 to 10 ° dGH
The Red Fire Shrimp Originally from Southeast Asia, but was naturalized in some provinces of China and to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii). Because these shrimp uncompromised by low temperatures, it is also for European waters is a risk of reintroduction. Therefore it should again be noted that a "disposal" of excess exotic ornamental fish, crustaceans and shrimp species prohibited by law and may be punishable.
Features, shape and coloring of the Red Fire Shrimp
Unlike the bee shrimp and their cultivated varieties and Red Bee Crystal Red Red Fire Shrimp lacks the Weißantiel in the body color. The Red Cherry Shrimp is a deep red color; This color can be increased by carotene-containing feed. The Red Fire Shrimp is either completely red except for a thin white backslash or has a red marbling on transparent base. There is another cultivar in lemon under the name Yellow Cherry Shrimp or Yellow Fire, which is also becoming increasingly popular. In both cases, the females are more intensely colored than the males. Females are also seen in the neck region on spawn.
Animals with a complete intense red color, which also includes the extremities, are also known as Sakura shrimp (Sakura cherry blossom is called in Japanese) or referred to in the corresponding completely yellow copies than neon. Meanwhile, in expert circles also a so-called orange Sakura is maintained, which has a corresponding orange-red body color.
Entertainment, socialization and breeding of the Red Fire Shrimp:
The Red Fire Shrimp is very tolerant of the water values, it is easy to clean and prolific. Therefore, it is considered the ideal Zwerggarnelenart for Newcomers in this interesting hobby. This robust shrimp can even be kept and bred successfully in small nano tanks. One should keep the Red Fire shrimp in groups of at least 10 to 15 animals in one place as densely planted tank, with fine-leaved, soft water plants such as water milfoil Myriophyllum, chickweed Ceratophyllum or moss herb Mayaca fluviatilis, Java fern on a piece Cocosschale and overgrown with Java moss moss balls (the are in the water floating called Biosphere-Balls) is to be preferred. The aquarium should also provide enough hiding places, can in this retreat the shrimp and skin undisturbed. These are suitable small clay or bamboo tubes, perforated bricks or burl. As the young shrimp are very small and might otherwise be sucked to the filter current and injured, one chooses [...]
Temp. 24 ° C
PH --- 7.0
KH --- 3
GH --- 6
NO² - 0.0
NO³ - 10.0
FE ---- 0.1
Dennerle CrustaGran / CrustaGran Baby
Dennerle nettle Stixx
Water change weekly 20l from a mountain spring with low carbonate hardness