Red Pinto Shrimp

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Red Pinto Shrimp

Red Pinto Shrimp around half an inch to an inch in size. The Red Pinto shrimp has a unique pattern and color due to its unique genetics. Pinto shrimp are bred my mixing Taiwan bee shrimp and tiger shrimp to create a tibee shrimp. Once you get your tibee shrimp you can continue breeding those offspring with Taiwan bees to create what is called a taitibee. At this stage, you will start to see the pinto patterns develop. The three main categories of pintos are zebra, fancy, and spotted head. You can breed for the pattern style you like the most.

The Pinto shrimp are one of our favorite “fancy shrimp”. They have a striking contrast of red or black against white that is not seen in many aquarium shrimp. The best part is the many patterns the shrimp can produce.

There are 3 variants of patterns:

  • Spotted Head
  • Zebra
  • Fancy - Such as skunk pattern and cloud patterns. The creative name for skunk pattern is derived from the black-and-white pattern, which very much resembles that of a skunk, especially due to the pattern on the head. And as the name suggests, the Cloud pattern very much resembles clouds shapes on the head of the shrimp.

Mixing Taiwan Bees

It is great to be aware of the fact that all Taiwan Bee shrimp can be kept in the same tank without risk of hybridizing. All Taiwan Bee shrimp share similar genetic lines so they will produce shrimp that look similar to the parents. Red King Kongs, Red Pandas, Black King Kongs, Black Pandas and Blue Bolts can all be kept in the same aquarium.

The following parameters are how we keep our Taiwan Bees:

Tank Parameters:

  • Ph: 5 to 6.7
  • Gh:3 to 6
  • Kh: 0 to 1
  • TDS: 90 to 120
  • Temp: 68 to 72

Our Tank Equipment Includes:

  • Filter: Matten Filter
  • Substrate: Brightwell Rio Café, Fluval Shrimp Stratum or ADA Amazonia
  • Water: RO/DI Water remineralized with Salty Shrimp Gh+
  • Decor: Malaysian Driftwood, Java Moss and Indian Almond Leaves
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