New Arrivals – Black Chocolate Shrimp

Neocaridina Heteropoda Var. Chocolate

Common names: Black Cherry, Chocolate Cherry, Black Fire, Sakura Black Shrimp

Experience level: Easy

Max size: 1 inch

Minimum Tank Size: 10L

Temperament: Peaceful

PH Range: 6.5-7.5

Hardiness: Moderate

Sex Differences: Females are slighty larger with a rounded undercarriage whilst males are smaller.

Temperature: 18C – 28C

Average Lifespan: 1-2 years

Feeding Instruction: Chocolate Shrimp will happily and actively graze algae in the aquarium. If there isn’t enough algae in the tank then it’s a good idea to provide an algae wafer as well as some shrimp pellet rich in spirulina and protein to sustain growth. You can also introduce courgette, cucumber and blanched spinach to add variety. Females are slighty larger with a rounded undercarriage whilst males are smaller.

Aquarium Care: Allow for plenty of Algae growth. 10% water changes recently. Adding products such as Catappa leaves and Bogwood keeps the water acidic and limits spikes in nitrates and phosphates in the aquarium.

Origin: Taiwan

Featured Image: Credit to Igor Kanshyn.

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