Red King Kong Shrimp are a striking color variety of ornamental Caridina shrimp highly-prized by aquarists for their vibrant coloration and voracious appetite for all kinds of freshwater algae. Red King Kong Shrimp demonstrate a rich, highly contrasting color scheme of opaque white and a deep red coloration. This eye-catching color combination imparts a charming candy cane-like appearance, making the Red King Kong Shrimp an attractive and endearing addition your freshwater aquarium.
Ornamental shrimp such as the Red King Kong Shrimp have gained popularity as members of an effective freshwater aquarium cleanup crew thanks to their healthy appetite for freshwater algae. These attractive shrimp do best in established freshwater aquarium setups with good filtration, high water quality, and peaceful, compatible tank mates. Red King Kong Shrimp can also thrive in planted aquariums where food and shelter are abundant. In dedicated, "shrimp-only" setups, Red King Kong Shrimp can be kept in an aquarium of at least 3 gallons in size or in a colony or breeding tank of least 10 gallons in size.
If there is a male and female Red King Kong Shrimp in your aquarium they will most likely breed. The female will carry a clutch of yellowish eggs under her tail until they hatch in about 30 days. The newly born shrimp will look like miniature adult shrimp and will eat the same thing as the adults. If you are breeding Red King Kong Shrimp, it is important to house the hatchlings in a separate dedicated breeder aquarium with a sponge filter since most other tank mates will consume the young shrimp.
Like all invertebrates, Red King Kong Shrimp are sensitive to copper. Therefore, copper-based medications should never be used in aquariums housing ornamental invertebrates. Do not house Red King Kong Shrimp in aquariums with loaches, puffers, and other larger carnivores that will feed on invertebrates.
The Red King Kong Shrimp is an omnivore that consumes algae, detritus and left over food. If insufficient food is present, supplement with a quality flake food or pellet.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1/4" to 3/4"