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    Freshwater Shrimp Water Parameters

    Parameter Neocaridina (e.g., Cherry Shrimp) Caridina (e.g., Crystal Red Shrimp)
    Temperature 72-79°F (22-26°C) 68-75°F (20-24°C)
    pH 6.5-7.5 6.0-7.0
    GH (General Hardness) 6-12 dGH 4-6 dGH
    KH (Carbonate Hardness) 3-8 dKH 0-4 dKH
    TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) 150-300 ppm 100-200 ppm
    Ammonia 0 0
    Nitrite 0 0
    Nitrate <20 ppm <10 ppm
    Calcium - 20-50 ppm (in some Caridina species)
    Magnesium - 8-15 ppm (in some Caridina species)
    Copper <0.02 ppm (highly sensitive) Not well-tolerated
    Chlorine/Chloramine None None
    Temperature Fluctuations Gradual changes, avoid sudden swings Gradual changes, avoid sudden swings


    Remember, these are friendly guidelines to keep your shrimp buddies happy and healthy. If in doubt, always check the specific preferences of your shrimp friends and make sure to keep their environment cozy and stable. 🦐💧