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Scientific Name: Caridina cf. cantonensis
Common Name: Black Galaxy Pinto, Black Galaxy, Snowflake Pinto
Fully Grown Size: 1.2 inches
Black Galaxy Pinto has spots on its face as well has have zebra stripe pattern on top of its body. These galaxie's spots resembles the galaxy with many stars. Galaxie's has been getting popular because they were once $50-$200 shrimps but has been made affordable over recent years. Black Galaxies are graded with the amount of spots on its cheek as well as how big those spots are. Low grade are 1 to 3 spots, mid grade are 4 to 5 spots, and high grade are 6 to 8 or even more.
These have been bred extensively for years to obtain its spots on its cheeks. Many people believe they came from Steels Tibee and Zebra Pinto.
These are great for people who kept shrimps and are looking into something different and a little more challenging. A general rule of thumb of keeping shrimps is 10 shrimps per gallon. Black Galaxy are non-aggressive and spend most of their time eating algae and biofilm off plants, glass, and substrate.
Black Galaxy are intermediate to care for as they require remineralized RO water. When using fertilizer, make sure it does not contain copper as it is harmful to the shrimp’s health.
The shrimps you will receive will be juvies to sub adults which translate to 0.47 to 0.60 inches (1.2cm to 1.5cm).
KH 0-1 (Best if 0)
SL Aqua MORE White (Rich in minerals and trace elements to promote healthy growth and molts and enhances colorations for shrimps.)
SL Aqua MORE Meat (Increases growth rate)
SL Aqua MORE Veggie (Provides a balanced diet, enhances coloration, and promotes shrimp's immunity)
We offer 3 methods of shipping:
Monday- All Order Types
Tuesday- All Order Types
Wednesday- All Order Types
Thursday- Next Day and Standard (No Shrimps)
Friday- Standard (No Shrimps)
Saturday- Shipping unavailable
Sunday- Shipping unavailable
Dead on Arrival Policy
We guarantee live arrivals 100%.
Although it's rare that shrimps will arrive DOA, it does occur due to the process of shipping and the amount of stress it puts on the shrimps so we always recommend overnight shipping. In an event of an DOA, a refund or reshipment will be issued for only the DOA (not including the shipping cost).
To Claim DOA: