Wine Red Striped Shrimp Wine Red Striped Shrimp

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Common Name: Wine Red Striped Shrimp, Wine Red Shrimp

Caridina Cantonensis

Care: Intermediate - Difficult

Temperature Range:64-76 F

pH: 6.0-7.5

TDS: 100-200 ppm

GH: 4 - 6 dGH

KH: 0 - 2 dKH

Life Span: 1 - 2 years

Size: 0.75 - 1.25”

Diet: Omnivore

Habitat: Freshwater, Fully Aquatic

Breeding: Easy

Gestation Period: 30 Days

 

Our Water Parameters:

Temperature Range: 68-76 F

pH: 6.0-6.5

TDS:100-150

GH: 3 - 5

KH: 0 - 2

Size: .75 - .95"

Tank Raised

 

The Wine Red Shrimp is a stunning addition to a freshwater aquarium. These shrimp are very rare and valuable, and currently considering one of the most sought-after shrimp in the hobby. As with most shrimp that have been inbred for desirable characteristics, Wine Red Shrimp are difficult to keep.

There is some dispute as to the origin of the Wine Red Shrimp. It could have been a mutation or a complex crossbreed. Wine Red Shrimp have a very striking appearance with a dark red body and a range of white markings, usually with white at the tip of the tail. Some shrimp have solid dark red bodies, some have mostly solid colored bodies with some spotting, while others exhibit thick white bands. Sexing Wine Red Shrimp can be somewhat difficult until the shrimp begin to mature. Female shrimp have slightly larger tails and display a “saddle” formation on the upper body, behind the head, where eggs are stored before fertilization. The saddle can be nearly impossible to identify on this shrimp due to its dark coloration. When female shrimp are “berried”, or have eggs ready for fertilization, the saddle shape will appear more prominent. Once the shrimp are fully-grown the males will be smaller than the females.

Wine Red Shrimp are very sensitive to water conditions, as with many shrimp that are the result of inbreeding for desirable characteristics. It is recommended to use a larger tank for these shrimp, at least 25 gallons. This is in part because it is easier to maintain consistent parameters in a larger tank. Having completely clean, almost drinkable, water is necessary to keep Wine Red Shrimp healthy. There is conflicting information on the best water parameters for these shrimp. They may prefer warmer conditions and neutral pH, but these conditions are not ideal because they can breed nasty pathogens that threaten the shrimp. Water temperature should be between 68°-75° F with a pH of 5-6. There is evidence that low temperature and pH helps protect the shrimp from disease, rather than being their preferential environment.

Wine Red Shrimp are herbivores, and need a controlled diet of blanched spinach or vegetarian shrimp feed. Be sure to remove any excess food that is left after feeding, as this can increase ammonia and nitrite levels. Excess food means that the shrimp are being overfed, which can damage their health and even kill them. When your shrimp molt out of their shell, make sure to leave the shells in the tank. They provide the necessary calcium in the shrimp’s diet.

Breeding Wine Red Shrimp will depend on the line it came from, and what type of shrimp you will breed them to. You’ll want to get some information from the source of your Wine Red Shrimp on their particular genetic history. Survival rates of Wine Red x Wine Red can be as low as 10%, so most breeders choose to cross these shrimp with any of a variety of other Caridinas. 

Wine Red Shrimp make an impressive addition to an experienced shrimp hobbyist’s aquarium. If you are looking for the challenge of keeping a very rare and coveted shrimp, Wine Red Shrimp may be for you. Although these shrimp require more care and attention, keeping these stunning and active shrimp can be extremely rewarding.

Common Name: Wine Red Striped Shrimp, Wine Red Shrimp

Caridina Cantonensis

Care: Intermediate - Difficult

Temperature Range:64-76 F

pH: 6.0-7.5

TDS: 100-200 ppm

GH: 4 - 6 dGH

KH: 0 - 2 dKH

Life Span: 1 - 2 years

Size: 0.75 - 1.25”

Diet: Omnivore

Habitat: Freshwater, Fully Aquatic

Breeding: Easy

Gestation Period: 30 Days

 

Our Water Parameters:

Temperature Range: 68-76 F

pH: 6.0-6.5

TDS:100-150

GH: 3 - 5

KH: 0 - 2

Size: .75 - .95"

Tank Raised

 

The Wine Red Shrimp is a stunning addition to a freshwater aquarium. These shrimp are very rare and valuable, and currently considering one of the most sought-after shrimp in the hobby. As with most shrimp that have been inbred for desirable characteristics, Wine Red Shrimp are difficult to keep.

There is some dispute as to the origin of the Wine Red Shrimp. It could have been a mutation or a complex crossbreed. Wine Red Shrimp have a very striking appearance with a dark red body and a range of white markings, usually with white at the tip of the tail. Some shrimp have solid dark red bodies, some have mostly solid colored bodies with some spotting, while others exhibit thick white bands. Sexing Wine Red Shrimp can be somewhat difficult until the shrimp begin to mature. Female shrimp have slightly larger tails and display a “saddle” formation on the upper body, behind the head, where eggs are stored before fertilization. The saddle can be nearly impossible to identify on this shrimp due to its dark coloration. When female shrimp are “berried”, or have eggs ready for fertilization, the saddle shape will appear more prominent. Once the shrimp are fully-grown the males will be smaller than the females.

Wine Red Shrimp are very sensitive to water conditions, as with many shrimp that are the result of inbreeding for desirable characteristics. It is recommended to use a larger tank for these shrimp, at least 25 gallons. This is in part because it is easier to maintain consistent parameters in a larger tank. Having completely clean, almost drinkable, water is necessary to keep Wine Red Shrimp healthy. There is conflicting information on the best water parameters for these shrimp. They may prefer warmer conditions and neutral pH, but these conditions are not ideal because they can breed nasty pathogens that threaten the shrimp. Water temperature should be between 68°-75° F with a pH of 5-6. There is evidence that low temperature and pH helps protect the shrimp from disease, rather than being their preferential environment.

Wine Red Shrimp are herbivores, and need a controlled diet of blanched spinach or vegetarian shrimp feed. Be sure to remove any excess food that is left after feeding, as this can increase ammonia and nitrite levels. Excess food means that the shrimp are being overfed, which can damage their health and even kill them. When your shrimp molt out of their shell, make sure to leave the shells in the tank. They provide the necessary calcium in the shrimp’s diet.

Breeding Wine Red Shrimp will depend on the line it came from, and what type of shrimp you will breed them to. You’ll want to get some information from the source of your Wine Red Shrimp on their particular genetic history. Survival rates of Wine Red x Wine Red can be as low as 10%, so most breeders choose to cross these shrimp with any of a variety of other Caridinas. 

Wine Red Shrimp make an impressive addition to an experienced shrimp hobbyist’s aquarium. If you are looking for the challenge of keeping a very rare and coveted shrimp, Wine Red Shrimp may be for you. Although these shrimp require more care and attention, keeping these stunning and active shrimp can be extremely rewarding.

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Shipping
Because we love our plants so much and don't want to let them go, we only ship on Monday. Just kidding!
For the safety of these magical plants, we only ship Monday through Wednesday. For the aquascaping community on the West Coast, we will ship Monday through Thursday.

Rimless aquariums will be shipped via UPS Ground. For More information, please visit our shipping page under Our Guarantees.

Returns

Hardgoods can be returned up to 30 days after purchase. Buyer will have to pay for return shipping.

We are unable to accept returns for perishable items such as plants or livestock. However, feel free to reach out to us if you are unsatisfied in any way! We do provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

To be eligible for a refund/store credit, you must provide a picture of the item within 12 hours of receiving the item sealed in its original packaging.


Refunds

Don’t worry, we’ll take care of your order as long as it fits in the guidelines above!

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