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    Crystal Black Caridina Shrimp

    Crystal Black Caridina Shrimp

    Grade SSS
    Regular price $35.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $35.00 USD
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    Crystal Black Caridina Shrimp Bio

    The Crystal Black Caridina Shrimp is an eye-catching species renowned for its striking black and white banding, offering a dramatic visual contrast in any aquarium setting. These shrimps are highly sought after by aquarists for their bold patterns and color stability, making them a popular choice for both novice and experienced enthusiasts. Apart from their aesthetic appeal, Crystal Black Shrimps are industrious cleaners, helping to maintain a healthy aquatic environment by consuming algae and leftover food.

    Crystal Black Caridina Shrimp Description

    • Common Name: Crystal Black Shrimp
    • Scientific Name: Caridina cf. cantonensis 'CBS'
    • Genus: Caridina
    • Wild Origin: Freshwater Streams of Taiwan
    • Adult Size: 0.75 - 1 inch
    • Grade: Mixed Grade

    Crystal Black Caridina Shrimp Care Guide

    Aspect Recommendation
    Name Crystal Black Shrimp
    Origin Taiwan
    Tank Size 10 gallons (38 liters) per 10 shrimp
    Temperature 68°F - 74°F (20°C - 23°C)
    pH 5.8 - 6.8
    Ammonia (NH3/NH4+) 0 ppm
    Nitrite (NO2-) 0 ppm
    Nitrate (NO3-) < 20 ppm
    GH (General Hardness) 4 - 6 dGH
    KH (Carbonate Hardness) 0 - 2 dKH
    Diet Omnivorous; primarily biofilm and algae, supplemented with shrimp pellets and vegetables
    Breeding Type Freshwater, egg-laying
    Key Feature Bold black and white patterns, great for nano and planted tanks, beneficial for tank cleanliness

    Product Parameters

    Caridina Shrimp

    • Temperature: Keep it cozy, between 68-75°F (20-24°C).
    • pH Balance: Aim for a chill zone of 6.0-7.0.
    • General Hardness (GH): A comfy 4-6 on the GH scale.
    • Carbonate Hardness (KH): Keep it easy-breezy, 0-4 dKH.
    • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS): Aim for 100-200 ppm, the sweet spot.
    • Ammonia: Zilch, nada, a big ol' zero!
    • Nitrate: Keep it under 10 ppm, the lower, the better.
    • Calcium: Some, but not too much—20-50 ppm works.
    • Magnesium: A touch, 8-15 ppm, for that perfect balance.
    • Copper: Nope, these shrimpies are not copper fans.
    • Chlorine/Chloramine: None, thank you!
    • Temperature Fluctuations: Keep it smooth, gradual changes only.

    Your Caridina crew will love you for maintaining these comfy conditions! 🦐💙


    1. Prepare Containers: Set up two containers old water and new tank water.
    2. Drip Acclimation: Use tubing for a slow drip, letting tank water gradually mix with the shrimp water.
    3. Duration: Drip acclimate for 1-2 hours
    4. Temperature Match: Ensure acclimation water matches tank temperature.
    5. Parameter Check: Test pH, GH, and KH; adjust if needed.
    6. Observation: Watch shrimp for signs of stress.
    7. Transfer: Gently move shrimp to the tank; discard acclimation water.
    8. Post-Acclimation: Monitor behavior; ensure normal activities.
    9. Quarantine: Consider a short quarantine period.

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