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Red Pinto Shrimp

Original price $17.99 - Original price $159.99
Original price
$17.99 - $159.99
Current price $17.99
Size: Juvenile

Red Pinto Shrimp (Caridina cantonensis)


The Red Pinto Shrimp is a striking and highly sought-after variety of the Caridina cantonensis species, cherished by aquarists for its unique patterns and vibrant red coloration. Originating from selective breeding of Crystal and Tiger Shrimp, the Red Pinto Shrimp exhibits a variety of patterns including zebra, spotted, and cloud. These shrimp are not only a beautiful addition to any freshwater aquarium but also serve as diligent cleaners, helping to maintain the ecosystem by feeding on algae and detritus.


  • Striking red and white coloration with patterns that can include zebra stripes, spots, and clouds
  • Small size, reaching about 1 to 1.5 inches in length, ideal for nano or larger planted tanks
  • Peaceful nature, making them suitable for community tanks with small, non-aggressive fish
  • Contributes to aquarium cleanliness by feeding on algae and detritus

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 5 gallons, providing a stable environment with plenty of hiding spaces
  • Water Parameters: pH 6.0-7.5, soft to slightly hard water, with temperatures between 20-23°C (68-74°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous; requires a varied diet of algae, biofilm, and specially formulated shrimp foods
  • Compatibility: Ideal for shrimp-only setups or with small, peaceful fish. Ensure tank mates will not predate on shrimp.