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 products, plant or snail orders are $3 flat postage. Very large products, plant or snail orders are $8 tracked postage. Express is a flat $12 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 $12. Purchases for the week will be packed and sent SUNDAY - 8pm. All orders placed after that time will be sent on the following Monday. Please note I cannot guarantee your parcel will arrive on time, however will refund any DOA livestock.
Terms and Conditions We will refund or replace any livestock that arrives DOA (Dead on Arrival) but cannot guarantee your order will arrive on time since we have no control over the postage service. If you have any issues with your order please let us know.