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Common Name: Black Crystal Shrimp / Black Bee Shrimp
Scientific Name: Caridina Cantonensis 
Family: Atyidae
Color: Black / White
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Water Conditions: 68-80°F, KH 0-5, pH 6.2-6.8, gH 4-6
Max. Size: 1.6 inches / 4 centimeters
Origin: China / Japan / Asia
Recommended Tank Size: 5 gallons or bigger

The Key Benefit of our Freshwater Shrimp

  • Ship in adult size, approximate 0.4 - 0.74 inch (1.0 - 1.9 cm)
  • Easy to care, unique, hardy and beautiful.
  • Friendly shrimp, safe for plants, fish, snail, and other aquarium's inhabitants.
  • Control algae bloom. Balanced your aquarium water and create a great ecosystem environment.


Caridina Cantonensis also known as Crystal Shrimp, Bee Shrimp or Tiger Shrimp. This freshwater ornamental dwarf shrimp originally from China and Japan is a very popular choice for your aquarium. Throughout the years, ornamental shrimp and fish breeders from all around the world, especially Taiwan has created several colorful strains from the wild type shrimp including the following collections:

Crystal Black / Panda / Shadow Panda / Black King Kong / Extreme Black
Crystal Red / Wine Red / Ruby Red / Extreme Red
Crystal White / Golden Bee / Orange Bee / Blue Bolt / Red Bolt
Crystal Blue Jelly / Crystal Green Hulk
Black Tiger / Black Line / Swiss Cheese / Naked Tail / White Venter / Black Diamond / Orange Eye Black Diamond
Orange Eye Blue Tiger / Blonde / Red Striped / Sky Blue / Indigo Blue / Deep Blue / Rusty Red / Royal Blue

The quality, grade, rarity, patterns, and the density of the shell color can determine their sales price.


Like other algae-eating shrimp, Caridina Cantonensis species is a scavenger and an algae eater so they can eat almost anything including left-over food from the fish or use special Crystal Red Shrimp food, biofilm, algae wafer, cooked spinach, bloodworm, seaweed, etc.


    Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc. Many commercial fish foods, medications, and plant fertilizers contain copper sulfate. Please avoid any aquarium product contains copper of any form or they may cause harm or even death to your invertebrates.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Robert Torres
    Good Service/Fast Shipping

    2 DOA. But this was not the fault of the Aquarium Plants Factory! Our local postal service did not notify or deliver correctly, so my order was locked up :(. The Customer service took care of me! Will definitely order again.

    I did end up getting my shipment quick!
    So even during the pandemic, they still took care of business.

    Lisa Livengood

    I love these guys and am going to order more.

    Michael Pyndinski
    Black Crystal Shrimp

    Only 1 dead on arrival, but no heating stones in shipping box and I live on east coast temp. In bag was 57 f.