This beautiful orange Caridina species is not commonly seen in the hobby!
The Orange Sunkist Bee Shrimp (Caridina propinqua) is a somewhat uncommon dwarf shrimp that is very unique among Caridina species. It is a much different species than the Orange Sakura/Sunkist variety of Neocaridina davidi.
The Orange Sunkist Bee Shrimp is a low form breeder whose fry must be reared in brackish water conditions (salinity of 1.008 is recommended). Its breeding is somewhat similar to the Amano Shrimp (Caridina multidentata). It is believed by many that the Orange Sunkist Shrimp is well suited for lightly brackish conditions even as an adult.
This shrimp is a scavenger and is very useful in planted and nano aquariums. . The bulk of its diet is a biofilm, algae, and decaying plant matter so it will work diligently to clean up the waste in any aquarium. It feeds constantly, so it displays constant activity. In a less mature aquarium, it should be fed high-quality flake and mini pellet dry foods with high algae/spirulina/plant content.
- The beautiful bright orange coloration
- Completely peaceful with all non-aggressive tankmates
- Safe with most plants
- Excellent scavenger