You will receive red Taiwan bees from our Red King Kong and Panda mixed tank. For every order of five (5) shrimp, you will receive one or more red king kong shrimp. We sell all Taiwan Bee shrimp at about half an inch. The smaller they are, the easier it is to acclimate them to a new aquarium.
Red King Kong shrimp and Panda shrimp are red Taiwan bees. They are from the genus Caridina and tend to be more difficult to keep compared to cherry shrimp or other aquarium shrimp. Taiwan Bees were considered some of the hardest to keep and breed freshwater shrimp in the past. Between 2009 and 2014, hobbyists were able to stabilize the Taiwan bee shrimp line to have more stability. By adding in new genetic pools, the Taiwan bee shrimp is much easier to keep and breed in current days. For a hobbyist ready to take their hobby to the next level, these shrimp are a great place to start.
Mixing Taiwan Bees
It is great to be aware of the fact that all Taiwan Bee shrimp can be kept in the same tank without the risk of hybridizing. All Taiwan Bee shrimp share similar genetic lines so they will produce shrimp that look similar to their parents. Red King Kongs, Red Pandas, Black King Kongs, Black Pandas, and Blue Bolts can all be kept in the same aquarium.
The following parameters are how we keep our Taiwan Bees:
- Ph: 5.5 to 6.7
- Gh: 3 to 6
- Kh: 0 to 1
- TDS: 90 to 120
- Temp: 68 to 72
- Filter: Matten Filter
- Substrate: Brightwell Rio Escuro or Cafe Soil, ADA Amazonia
- Water: RO/DI Water remineralized with Salty Shrimp Gh+
- Decor: Malaysian Driftwood, Java Moss, and Indian Almond Leaves