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Henson
Excellent service. Very recommended

First time ordered Crystal Red Shrimps, Crystal Black Shrimps and Christmas moss. They arrived in good condition and the shrimps are healthy as promised. I am very happy and satisfied with the excellent service. Will definitely come back when I need to order more shrimps or plants. Very recommended. Thank you Sydney Aquascape

Crystal Black Shrimp (Caridina Cantonensis)

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  • Regular price $8.00
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Crystal shrimp, although a little fragile, are absolutely gorgeous in any aquarium. They grow to up to 3cm in length and have a lovely white and black pattern. 

This listing is for one juvenile Crystal Black Shrimp. Juveniles are about 1cm in length and 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!

If you have any questions or problems feel free to contact us.

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 $11 tracked postage.
Express is a flat $14 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 $14. Purchases for the week will be cut off SUNDAY - 8pm. All orders placed after that time will be sent on the following week.

Pickup
Pickup is from our store located at: 153/313 Harris St, Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW. Please let us know before you come after placing your order so we can confirm it will be ready then.

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.

Enjoy!