For keeping and breeding dwarf shrimps with special requirements like red bee shrimps (Caridina cf. cantonensis), a special soil substrate is the key to success. The active soil lowers the pH and stabilises it ? depending on the parameters of the water you use ? at around 5.5 to 6.5. Soil substrates make the water crystal-clear and are also beneficial for your plants, which will thank you with lush growth.
GlasGarten Environment Soil contains fulvic acids that improve the environmental conditions for shrimps, fish and plants in your tank. Many breeders swear by Aqua Design Amano's Amazonia substrate, too, which may have been designed for great plant growth first and foremost, however, which has proven to be a good soil for shrimp keeping, too.