Taiwanbees and taiwanshrimps for your tank
Deep black and exceptionally patterned, the Taiwan Bee quickly reached the hearts of many shrimp lovers. In 2006, the first black Taiwan shrimp was introduced to the worldwide market. A short time later, the characteristic patterning and the rich red tone followed. This shrimp became a real hit in the world of shrimp lovers! Because the Taiwan shrimp are not only pretty to look at, but also extraordinarily interesting animals. The Taiwan reference in their name is no coincidence: Originally the Taiwan invertebrates actually come from Taiwan! In fact, the popular Taiwanese did not originate from a mutation, but found their way into the aquariums of this world as a hybrid of the Bee Shrimp (Caridina Logemanni) and the Tiger Shrimp (Caridina Marinae). In nature this shrimp species is not found. The original Taiwanese - King Kong, Panda, Wine Red and Red Ruby shrimp, you will find in our store.
The two to three centimeters large invertebrates reach an age of almost two years, whereby the viability is increased by cooler water. While the male Taiwan shrimp have a somewhat more delicate body structure, the females are characterized by their typical elongated body. When Taiwan shrimp mate, about 30 eggs are produced, which the female carries in her egg sac with the help of so-called adhesive threads. It is not necessary to separate the newly hatched young from the parents. The beautiful Taiwanese with the distinctive coloring are also called Shadow Bees. Their intense coloration quickly explains the Shadow designation.
For real shrimp fans the colors of the Taiwanese are especially interesting. The Taiwanese shrimp types can be distinguished by their coloration. The suitable name for the shrimp is deduced according to the pigmentation. For example, less pigmented Taiwan shrimp are called Blue Panda according to their undercolor. If the colored areas are sparsely pigmented, the undercolor can be seen through. Japanese variants are often found in the naming of shrimp, such as the Blue Shadow Mosura. The Blue King Kong also has a bluish undercolor. Black accents provide for a dark blue shimmering outer color of this particularly beautiful shrimp. As the animals get older, the darker areas turn even darker to rich black.
A special form of the Taiwanese is a pure white shrimp (Bolt), which looks quite similar to the Snow-White shrimp. The undercolor of the Bolts also deduces their name. Whether Blue- or Red-Bolt, the Taiwanese are wonderfully colorful aquarium animals! If the pigmentation of the shrimp is weak enough that the undercolor is particularly clear, this is considered as an advantage in the evaluation of the coloration. This means, if the pigmentation is weak, the undercolor shows more clearly, which gives new perspectives on the shrimp color world! Our tip: Have a look at our Pintos!
If you want to have real pleasure with your colorful animals for a long time, we recommend keeping Taiwanese shrimp in soft water. Too hard water causes stress and discomfort for the sensitive animals. Soft water increases the life span considerably in comparison. The oxygen content of your tank should also be optimally adapted to the needs of your animals. If you want to increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in your shrimp aquarium, we recommend our oxydators. Water with few germs and low organic load is furthermore recommended. Plants, such as the Bucephalandra are especially suitable for Taiwanese because they harmonize perfectly. Besides regular shrimp food, the small Taiwan shrimp especially like algae and other biofilms. The Taiwanese invertebrates eat foliage particularly gladly.