How to keep and breed Bee shrimp at home

Unfortunately, the Blue Bee shrimp is still a rare species that is rarely found in home waters. It was presented for the first time in 2008.

Coloring can be different, which makes it difficult to identify them as a species. It is also worth noting that in natural conditions it is rare, and catching them is not the easiest thing to do. Aquarists not only in our country, but also in other countries began to actively engage in its cultivation relatively recently.

Where I come from

The Blue Bee is originally from China, where it lives in fresh water bodies. Until recently, no one was engaged in their breeding, and those that inhabited the aquariums were simply caught and brought. However, in recent years, its breeding in captivity has begun to be mastered, which gives hope for their greater distribution.

Containment Procedures

The following conditions must be met for the content:

  • PH within 6.5-6.84
  • temperature 23-33 degrees.

Experienced aquarists probably noticed that these conditions are very similar to the conditions of keeping such species as Bee and Red Crystal. And this is not surprising because the Blue Bee is a related species, which requires similar conditions. Clear data regarding freshwater rivers of their habitat have not yet been established, which means that there is no exact information regarding their content. As soon as this information appears, it will be presented on our website, so visit us often.

Breeding

The greatest success in breeding this species was achieved by the Japanese aquarist Gabriel Hernandez. However, he did not succeed in getting the third generation from individuals kept in captivity.

Shrimp Bee can be called Black Bee, or Crystal Black Shrimp. Much to the chagrin, this species is less known than the red species of this breed.

This species is a relative of the Crystal Red Shrimp, which is practically the same color, with the only difference that instead of black, a reddish color predominates. The most famous breeder and popularizer of this breed is the Japanese Hissayasu Suzuki, and it was he who was able to breed bees with red stripes.

Containment Procedures

Bees need low-acid, pure water. In dirty water, it can simply die. Fundamental systematic water change for its safe maintenance.

  • The temperature should not rise above 26.6 degrees.
  • Acidity 6. -7. ...
  • Average hardness about 5.
  • Carbonate hardness in the range of 1-2. This factor is extremely important.

When keeping a black Bee, you need to strive for average water values. Any extremes can negatively affect her well-being.

The aquarium should be in a quiet place, any stress can have an extremely negative effect on her well-being, especially if you set a goal to breed them.

Reproduction

The breeding pattern of black Bees is actually the same as that of its red counterparts. As a rule, there are no special difficulties. However, in any case, some experience is required in breeding other simpler species. Water and nutrition data are extremely important when it comes to this class of shrimp. Too much desire for a new variety can lead to the birth of weak, non-viable individuals.

Standard Variety Video

Shrimp Bee can be called Black Bee, or Crystal Black Shrimp. Much to the chagrin, this species is less known than the red species of this breed.

This species is a relative of the Crystal Red Shrimp, which is practically the same color, with the only difference that instead of black, a reddish color predominates. The most famous breeder and popularizer of this breed is the Japanese Hissayasu Suzuki, and it was he who was able to breed bees with red stripes.

Containment Procedures

Bees need low-acid, pure water. In dirty water, it can simply die. Fundamental systematic water change for its safe maintenance.

  • The temperature should not rise above 26.6 degrees.
  • Acidity 6. -7. ...
  • Average hardness about 5.
  • Carbonate hardness in the range of 1-2. This factor is extremely important.

When keeping a black Bee, you need to strive for average water values. Any extremes can negatively affect her well-being.

The aquarium should be in a quiet place, any stress can have an extremely negative effect on her well-being, especially if you set a goal to breed them.

Reproduction

The breeding pattern of black Bees is actually the same as that of its red counterparts. As a rule, there are no special difficulties. However, in any case, some experience is required in breeding other simpler species. Water and nutrition data are extremely important when it comes to this class of shrimp. Too much desire for a new variety can lead to the birth of weak, non-viable individuals.

Standard Variety Video

This video shows the standard variety of shrimp described in our article.

Genetics

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