This listing is for one juvenile Crystal Black Shrimp. Juveniles are about 1-2 cm in length and some are too young to be gendered. They will grow into young adults in about 3 weeks. Crystal shrimp, in comparison to more hardy species such as the cherry shrimp (Neorcardinia Davidi), are quite fragile. They require much more careful care than their cousins with stable water parameters and no ammonia or other toxins in the water. They prefer temperatures between 20C and 24C and any significant variation from this range is not recommended but usually survive short periods of time over an under by 2 degrees. These shrimp require good oxygenation of the water column and hence prefer lower temperatures than Neocardinias. Don't let these requirements scare you however, any indoor aquarium under an experienced or informed aquarist is definitely up to the challenge and Crystals are a great next step from keeping Neocardinias or any other hardy shrimp species. Don't forget to check out our plants for combined postage and keeping the shrimp happy in transit!
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Keeping with fish The general rule for all aquatic life is "if it fits in their mouth they will eat it." Unless you have specifically passive or vegetarian fish, shrimp may be eaten by any fish which is large enough to swallow one hole. Conversely, any smaller fish will live with them very happily. They may eat the baby shrimp if they breed, but if you have enough plant cover, usually enough survive to keep the colony going.
Postage costs All small product, plant or snail orders are $3 flat postage. Very large product, plant or snail orders are $8 postage. Express is a flat $11 no matter the order size (I will cover any extra for free). Live Goods and Postage All live goods are sent with express post for a flat $11. Purchases will be sent MONDAY, TUSEDAY and WEDNESDAY 2pm to avoid leaving them over the weekend. Please note I cannot guarantee your parcel will arrive on time, however if your live goods arrive with any issues, please take a picture of the specimen and contact us.
Terms and Conditions We are not responsible for mishaps with the postage agent HOWEVER, if something does happen, do let us know and we will most likely replace or refund your order.