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Scientific Name: Caridina cf. cantonensis
Common Name: Orange Eye Blue Steel, OE Blue Steel
Fully Grown Size: 1.2 inches
Orange Eye Blue Steels resembles a blue steel with orange eyes. During 2018, these were retailing for $200-$300 each! These are one of the higher end orange eye around and not many people have them in the US.
Orange Eye Blue Steel Grading:
SS - 60-75% dark blue coverage
S - 30-40% blue coverage
A - just the head light blue-blue coverage
A general rule of thumb of keeping shrimps is 10 shrimps per gallon. OE Blue Steels are peaceful and spend most of their time eating algae and biofilm off plants, glass, and substrate.
Orange Eye Blue Steels are intermediate to care for as they require remineralized RO water. When using fertilizer, make sure it does not contain copper as it is harmful to the shrimp’s health.
The shrimps you will receive will be juvies to sub adults which translate into 0.47 to 0.60 inches (1.2cm to 1.5cm).
KH 0-1 (Best if 0)
Tank Set up:
Remineralized RO with SL Aqua GH Conditioner
SL Aqua Buffering Substrate
QV-200A Sponge Filter
SL Aqua MORE White (Rich in minerals and trace elements to promote healthy growth and molts and enhances colorations for shrimps.)
SL Aqua MORE Meat (Increases growth rate)
SL Aqua MORE Veggie (Provides a balanced diet, enhances coloration, and promotes shrimp's immunity)
Monday- All Order Types
Tuesday- All Order Types
Wednesday- All Order Types
Thursday- Next Day and Standard (No Shrimps)
Friday- Standard (No Shrimps)
Saturday- Shipping unavailable
Sunday- Shipping unavailable
Dead on Arrival Policy
We guarantee live arrivals 100%.
Although it's rare that shrimps will arrive DOA, it does occur due to the process of shipping and the amount of stress it puts on the shrimps so we always recommend overnight shipping. In an event of an DOA, a refund or reshipment will be issued for only the DOA (not including the shipping cost).
To Claim DOA: