Caridina dwarf shrimps - colorful shrimps for your aquarium

The world of Caridina shr imps is a fascinating and colorful enrichment for any aquarium. With almost 300 species, these small shrimps offer an impressive variety. The particularly attractive representatives include the well-known Red Bee shrimps, the bright blue Blue Bolt shrimps from the Taiwan Bees group, the Tiger shrimps, the hard-working Amano shrimps or the exotic Rhinoceros shrimps, which are a highlight in any aquarium landscape. At Rendo-Shrimp you can buy a large selection of Caridina shrimps online from the comfort of your own home.

Care and keeping conditions

Although some Caridina shrimps are considered beginner shrimps and are hardy to different water values, they still require careful care and an understanding of their needs. The body size of these shrimps varies between 1.5 and 7 centimeters, and their lifespan can range from 18 months to ten years.

The natural habitat of Caridina shrimps are mostly soft water biotopes in China. Soft water with a pH value of 6.0-7.0, a temperature between 20-25°C, a total hardness of 4-12° dH and a carbonate hardness of 0-4° dKH are ideal for these shrimps. However, some species, such as the Amano shrimp, also cope well with harder water.

The perfect aquarium

For keeping Caridina shrimps, tanks of 25 liters or more are recommended, ideally with a volume of 30 liters or more, especially if breeding is planned. It is important that they are always kept in groups. The interior decoration of the aquarium should include a fine substrate, fine aquatic plants and hiding places.

Diet and food

Caridina shrimps are omnivorous and feed mainly on algae, plant debris and leaves. To prevent moulting and growth problems, we recommend high-quality shrimp food. In our store you will find a large selection for the optimal nutrition of your pets.

Socialization and health

Caridina shrimps can be socialized with snails or peace-loving fish, but care should be taken when breeding, as fish can eat shrimp offspring. Socializing with crayfish is usually also harmless if the aquarium is sufficiently structured with hiding places in the form of aquarium plants and decorations such as roots and stones.


Patience is required when introducing new shrimps into the aquarium. The animals should be acclimatized slowly to the temperature and water parameters, which can take one to two hours. Take care not to add the transport water to the aquarium.

Professional advice

If you still have any doubts about buying your new Caridina shrimps, you can find lots of tips and information in our blogs. We are also happy to help you personally. So don't hesitate to contact us by email, contact form or directly in the live chat.