Bumble Bee shrimp - Caridina sp.

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Caridina dwarf shrimp - Bumble Bee shrimp

Appearance of the Bumble Bee shrimp

This Caridina shrimp, known as the Bumble Bee shrimp, stands out with its bright black and gray coloration, which is particularly striking in aquariums. These shrimp species are known for their varied and intense colors, which stand out beautifully against the translucent body. They are a visual highlight and attract attention in any aquarium.

Breeding the Bumble Bee shrimp

Breeding Bumble Bee shrimps requires a little more experience and care than with Neocaridina species. Caridina shrimps require very specific water parameters and a stable environment. Breeding them can be a challenge, but with patience and attention to detail it can be successful. Differentiating the sexes is essential for experienced breeders.

Socialization of the Bumble Bee shrimp

Caridina shrimps are peaceful, but due to their specific needs they should be socialized carefully with other species. They are best suited to specialized shrimp aquariums or in combination with other small, calm species that prefer similar water conditions.

Food for the Bumble Bee shrimp

The diet of the bumble bee shrimp is somewhat more demanding than that of other shrimp species. They require a balanced and varied diet that includes shrimp food, plant food and proteins. A correctly composed diet is crucial for their health and maintaining their vibrant colors.

Tank design for the Bumble Bee shrimp

An aquarium for the Bumble Bee shrimp should be carefully designed to create optimal conditions. Hiding places and natural elements such as plants and roots are important. A specially adapted substrate and regular monitoring of the water parameters are essential to meet the more demanding needs of Caridina shrimps.

lat. name: Caridina sp.
German German name: Bumble Bee shrimp
Appearance: transparent body with blue stripes
Size: up to 7 cm
Age: up to 2 years
Behavior: very peaceful, can be socialized with peaceful fish (if the water values match)
Difficulty Suitable for beginners and advanced keepers

Requirements & water values:

Min. aquarium requirements We recommend a tank of at least 20 L
Suitable substrate Shrimp gravel
Temperature 22 - 30 °C
pH value 6.5 - 7.5 mol/l
Total hardness (GH) 3 - 6 ° dGh
Carbonate hardness (KH) 0 - 2 ° dGh
Conductance for osmosis water approx. 200 - 300 µS
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