Water parameters

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What do you actually measure with the water values of your aquarium water? It is important to understand what you measure as water values, how they work and respond to each other. This way you can correctly diagnose problems and / or imbalances in your aquarium water and take the correct measures. Poor water values lead to shrimp death and that is something we do not want of course!

Shrimp have a fairly high tolerance with regard to water paremeters. However, it is still very important to pay attention to this. The quality, and temperature, of the water ensures that the shrimp are active, breed well and are and remain beautiful in color.

One shrimp breeder is not the same as the other and therefore there will be differences in the water values per breeder.Therefore it is very important to ask the water parameters from the breeder so that you know if they differ from the water values that you have in your aquarium.

At the beginning of this hobby, we did a lot of research into water values. We were therefore not too clear about this and decided to use a rough average of recommended water values such as pH, kH, gH, temperature, etc. In the end, through testing with different containers, we noticed significant differences in shrimp. Based on this, the water values as we use them have been fine-tuned and we have happy (well-breeding) shrimps, beautiful in color and nicely active.

Crystal Red Shrimp (CRS)

pH 6.2 - 7.2
kH 1 - 2
gH 4 - 6
°C 21 - 25
°F 69 - 77
TDS 120 - 180
EC 200 - 300

Taiwan Bee

pH 5.6 - 6.5
kH 1 - 2
gH 4 - 6
°C 21 - 25
°F 69 - 77
TDS 120 - 180
EC 200 - 300

 

 

You don't have the above values or do you not want to adjust too much to your water values? The above values are, in our opinion, the ideal water values for Crystal Red and Taiwan Bee. The shrimp feel comfortable in this. The welfare of the shrimps is our top priority. This does not mean that the shrimps do not feel at home in other water parameters or that they die (provided this remains within limits, of course!). It is therefore very important to allow shrimp to acclimate in a responsible way.

Different water parameters

Water parameters influence the ecosystem in your aquarium. Read here more detailed information per water value and what you can do if these are not correct.


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