Panda Shrimp

Panda Shrimp


It is unclear whether the Panda Shrimp is a direct morph of the Crystal Black Shrimp, or the wild Orange Bee, or perhaps a combination. Panda Shrimp look very similar to Crystal Blacks, with the exception of a mostly-black headgear, as well as deeper shades of black and white.


  • Scientific Name: Caridina Cantonensis
  • Common Name: Panda Shrimp, Panda Taiwan Bee
  • Origin: Taiwan
  • pH: 5.6-6.2
  • Temp: 68-74°F
  • TDS: 80-140
  • KH: 0-1
  • GH: 4-6
  • Fertility: Low
  • Difficulty: Hard

Grading and Variations

To distinguish Panda Shrimp from Crystal Black Shrimp, pay attention to the headgear. Pandas have a almost all black head, and also exhibits deeper shades of black and white. A morph of the Panda has blue in place of the white bands, these are referred to as Blue Pandas or Shadow Pandas.