Red Steel Shrimp (Low to High Grade)
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.
These shrimp are hard to come by, especially the high grade with clean body (no markings) and deep steel read on its head. This only come out of selecting breeding continuosly.
Name: Red Steel Shrimp
Scientific species name: Caridina Cantonesis
Grade for sale:
Low Grade: has red marking on the body, red pigment on the head is not as strong deep red, but it is there. Body may show transparent patch due to the shrimp being a steel gene
High Grade: NO red marking on the body, red pigment on the head is solid deep metallic looking red.
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.