Super Princess Bee or Paracaridina sp. Super Princess Bee are a small dwarf shrimp species. These shrimp originate from Vietnam in freshwater streams.
Super Princess Bee Paracaridina grow to only 0.75 inches in length and are small compared to other dwarf shrimp species. Their shells possess 4-5 black vertical bands and 3-4 white vertical bands. Occasionally, they produce offspring with a reddish brown carapace and bands where black is usually present. They carry smaller clutches consisting of 10-15 eggs at one time. Their eggs typically take 32-35 days to hatch into tiny shrimplets.
These shrimp prefer soft acidic water conditions with a buffering substrate that alters the pH of the water below 7. Providing natural cover and surface area for biofilm to grow on with woods, leaves, and cones will give these shrimp many grazing areas. Moss also gives these shrimp and their offspring places to hide and graze, however the tiny shrimplets are very active. We keep our Super Princess Bees in a tank with Brightwell Rio Escuro XF soil and a Matten Filter along with plants and natural décor.
These tiny shrimp do best in small species only aquariums. They are perfect for any nano/micro tank setup. They can be kept with other small invertebrates such as snails and other shrimp species. Make sure these little shrimp aren’t out competed for food by larger shrimp. They will eat any shrimp specific foods, biofilm, and algae. We feed them Shrimp King and Glasgarten foods.
Super Princess Bees are fairly rare in the US and take longer to populate a tank. They produce fewer offspring than other dwarf freshwater shrimp species. For these reasons they will be offered in limited quantities at a time so that we do not deplete our breeding colonies populations.
If you love small these beautiful little shrimp are for you!
You will receive young juvenile Super Princess Bee Paracaridina shrimp ranging in size from 0.05 to 0.25 inches.