Indian Zebra Shrimp - Caridina Babaulti

Indian Zebra Shrimp - Caridina Babaulti

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Indian Zebra Shrimp - Caridina babaulti

Product Description:

The Indian Zebra Shrimp (Caridina babaulti) is a striking freshwater shrimp species known for its unique zebra-like stripes and lively behavior. With its captivating appearance and active demeanor, this shrimp adds vibrancy and charm to any aquarium setting.

Key Features:

1. Distinctive Zebra-Like Stripes: The Indian Zebra Shrimp showcases bold black and white stripes running along its body, resembling the pattern of a zebra. These striking markings create a visually captivating display that stands out in any aquarium.

2. Active and Sociable: These shrimp are known for their energetic and social nature. They can often be seen foraging and exploring their surroundings, adding movement and liveliness to the tank. Indian Zebra Shrimp are peaceful and can coexist with a variety of tank mates.

3. Hardy and Low-Maintenance: Indian Zebra Shrimp are hardy and adaptable, making them suitable for both beginner and experienced aquarists. They tolerate a wide range of water parameters and are relatively easy to care for, requiring minimal maintenance.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Provide a minimum tank size of 5 gallons for a small group of Indian Zebra Shrimp. Ensure adequate hiding places and plant cover to create a secure environment.

  • Aquarium Setup: Decorate the tank with live plants, driftwood, and smooth rocks to mimic the shrimp's natural habitat. A sponge filter or gentle filtration system is recommended to prevent accidental shrimp injury.

  • Feeding: Supplement their diet with specialized shrimp pellets, blanched vegetables (such as spinach or zucchini), and occasional treats like algae wafers or small amounts of protein-rich foods. Ensure a balanced diet to support their health and coloration.

  • 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 maintain water quality and stability.

  • Tank Mates: Indian Zebra Shrimp are compatible with small, non-aggressive fish and other peaceful shrimp species. Avoid housing them with large or aggressive tank mates that may pose a threat.

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

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

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