Tag Archive: Taiwan Bee shrimp


I have all my plants, the tank, the filters, almost all my additives, (the Mosura Old Sea Mud got delayed ) all that is left is ups to deliver the Africana substrate.

I will be documenting the process and everything I used will be public. *Disclaimer I have never kept TBs before this is simply my attempt to setup an aesthetically pleasing tank for Taiwan bees.

As many of you know, I am not a breeder, I am a hobbyist. I don’t claim this will be the best possible setup or that it will even work. I don’t assume it will optimize breeding or that it will will be successful. I recommend if you are curious if my method works that you follow my blog and my progress for this tank before you attempt anything similar.

Also the tank is a 26 gallon bow front. I will be using Undergravel Filtration powered by HOB filters. If you have any specific questions or things you want me to show in my setup please add a comment.

The obligatory before picture.

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Professional service and high quality shrimp that have a long history (bred by APB for over 7 years) of excellence.

APB ships small OEBT but I have never seen OEBT that have such nice color when so small. Most will not be colored up but when you see solid blue at 1/4th an inch you know you have very high quality stock.

I received 13 total shrimp instead of 10 and they all survived with 2nd day shipping.

Personally I recommend getting very young shrimp as you know you are more likely to get an even mix of sexes so in a month you end up with a strong breeding population. I have noticed when buying mature and sub-adult shrimp that you are more likely to end up with a higher number of males because the berried females will always be removed before sale. I think buying younger shrimp is always in your benefit unless you are getting a favor from a friend.

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Pictures of the shrimp – all about 1cm, most OEBT don’t show any color until twice this size.

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Update – I also got a batch of Mischling shrimp (Taiwan bee shrimp hybrid with Crystal red/crystalblack) also very small but kind of awesome.)

I ordered a batch of 8 but as you can see I got more than 8 🙂

Mischling shrimp acclimating

After 30 minutes in their tank