Red Galaxy Pinto
All our shrimp for sale in this section are UK bred.
Standard shipping size is 1 to 1.2cm is maximum. This is to ensure you have maximum life with them and at this size, the shrimp will do well in transport.
Please see grading's definition in the description below
Name: Red Galaxy Pinto Shrimp
Scientific species name: Caridina Cantonesis
Grade for sale: Low and High Grade, please see the photo charts attached on how we grade our shrimp for sale
Low Grade - Zebra or multi-stripe patterns - with less than 4 spots on the cheek, pattern may not be even, and shell coverage may not be full
Medium Grade - Zebra or multi-stripe patterns - with 4 to 6 spots on the cheek, pattern may not be even, shell coverage is full
High Grade - Zebra or multi-stripe patterns - over 6 spots on the cheek, pattern is even, shell coverage is full.
All these caridina species prefer aquarium with active soil. Active Soil is a substrate that buffer the Ph to be between 5 to 6.5, creating a thriving environment for freshwater shrimp species, especially for caridina shrimp. The recommended parameters are below
PH: 5.5 to 6.5
KH: 0 – 1
Nitrate: 0-20ppm for best results.
Temperature: can be anywhere between 20-23 degree but has to be stable.
The shrimp do well in a sizeable colony of between 10-20 shrimp. This is to ensure there is a good mixture of sexes within the colony. And the shrimp is more active once in numbers. We do not recommend keeping any fish with these shrimp species.
Usual maintenance: Feed the shrimp at least three times a week, with a wide range of foods. At Shrimp Corner, we feed our shrimp with Go Nature shrimp food, which is a natural shrimp food from natural ingredients. We also feed our shrimp with our A food, which is plant base protein containing seaweed, providing lean and optimal nutrients for shrimp. And once a week we feed our shrimp with Type B food, this is a protein base food to increase the growth rate of our shrimp, thus shrimp breed faster & females can carry more eggs. All of these foods were developed by us, over 10 years of breeding experience, we have bred thousands of shrimp.
On a serious note, do not feed shrimp with any foods contain copper.