Crystal Black Shrimp

Enigmatic Beauty: Discover the Crustal Black Shrimp (Caridina sp. “Crustal Black”), an alluring addition that adds an air of mystery to your aquarium with its captivating appearance.

Optimal Habitat: Create an ideal living space with temperatures ranging from 70°F to 78°F, pH levels of 6.5 to 7.5, and GH and KH levels that ensure these shrimp thrive in their aquatic realm.

Harmonious Ecosystem: These shrimp coexist seamlessly with peaceful fish and other shrimp varieties, enhancing your tank’s allure while maintaining its balance.

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Introduction: Immerse yourself in the captivating world of aquatic wonders with the Crustal Black Shrimp. This unique and charming shrimp is sure to captivate your heart as it adds a touch of mystery to your underwater haven.

Scientific Name: Meet the Crustal Black Shrimp, scientifically known as Caridina sp. “Crustal Black.” With its distinct features and captivating presence, this shrimp is a true gem among aquatic enthusiasts.

Water Quality: Craft an ideal habitat for the Crustal Black Shrimp by maintaining optimal water conditions:

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 70°F to 78°F (21°C to 26°C) to ensure their well-being.
  • pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.
  • GH Level: Aim for a general hardness (GH) of 4 to 8 dGH.
  • KH Level: Maintain a carbonate hardness (KH) of 2 to 4 dKH.

Feeding: Nourish your Crustal Black Shrimp with a balanced diet. Offer them high-quality shrimp pellets, algae-based foods, blanched vegetables, and occasional protein-rich treats to ensure their health and vibrancy.

Tank Mates:

  • Peaceful community fish such as small tetras and rasboras.
  • Other non-aggressive shrimp species like Caridina or Neocaridina varieties.
  • Avoid larger or aggressive fish that might pose a threat to the Crustal Black Shrimp.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Enhance the mystique with dark, fine-grain substrates and add hiding places for a cozy retreat. Driftwood, smooth rocks, and aquatic plants create a captivating ambiance.

Suitable Plants: Transform your tank into a haven with plants like Java Fern, Moss, and Anubias. These plants provide both shelter and grazing areas for the Crustal Black Shrimp.

Sexing: Differentiate between male and female Crustal Black Shrimp by observing size and color differences. Females are usually larger and can exhibit more intense coloration.

Breeding: Experience the miracle of life as female Crustal Black Shrimp carry their eggs. Create a conducive breeding environment with stable water conditions and plenty of hiding spots.

Maximum Size and Longevity: Expect Crustal Black Shrimp to reach a size of around 1.2 inches (3 cm). With proper care, they can live up to 1.5 to 2 years, gracing your aquarium with their presence.

General Information: The Crustal Black Shrimp contributes to the ecosystem by aiding in algae control and scavenging, maintaining a balanced and visually appealing aquarium.

A Fun Fact: Did you know that the Crustal Black Shrimp’s coloration not only serves as camouflage but also adds a sense of intrigue to your tank’s environment, enticing observers to explore its captivating world?


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