Black Glaze Shrimp - Neocaridina davidi

Black Glaze Shrimp - Neocaridina davidi

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Black Glaze Shrimp - Neocaridina davidi

Product Description:

The Black Glaze Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi) is a stunning freshwater shrimp species known for its deep black coloration and fascinating behavior. With its glossy sheen and striking appearance, this shrimp adds elegance and charm to any aquarium setup.

Key Features:

1. Deep Black Coloration: The Black Glaze Shrimp showcases a rich, glossy black and transparent coloration that stands out beautifully against green plants and light-colored substrate. Its intense hue adds depth and contrast to your aquascape.

2. Hardy and Easy to Keep: These shrimp are hardy and adaptable, making them ideal for both beginner and experienced aquarists. They tolerate a wide range of water parameters and are relatively low-maintenance.

3. Natural Algae Control: Black Glaze Shrimp are efficient algae eaters, helping to keep your aquarium clean and free of unsightly algae growth. They graze on biofilm, algae, and decaying plant matter, contributing to the overall health of the tank.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: A minimum tank size of 5 gallons is recommended for a small group of Black Glaze Shrimp. Ensure adequate hiding places and surfaces for algae growth.

  • Aquarium Setup: Provide plenty of live plants, driftwood, and hiding spots to mimic their natural habitat. A sponge filter or gentle filtration system is suitable to avoid harming these delicate shrimp.

  • Feeding: Supplement their diet with high-quality shrimp pellets, blanched vegetables (such as zucchini or spinach), and occasional treats like algae wafers or small portions of protein-rich foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp.

  • Water Parameters: Maintain stable water conditions with a temperature range of 68-78°F (20-26°C), pH between 6.5-7.5, and hardness between 6-10 dGH. Perform regular water changes to keep water quality optimal.

  • Tank Mates: Black Glaze Shrimp are peaceful and can coexist with small, non-aggressive fish and other shrimp species. Avoid keeping them with larger, predatory fish that may view them as food.

Difficulty: Easy, suitable for beginners and experienced aquarists alike.

Maximum Size: The Black Glaze Shrimp typically grows up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in length.

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