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Scientific Name: Neocaridina. Davidi
Common Name: Chocolate Shrimp, Chocolate Neocaridina Shrimp, Black Cherry, Sakura Black, Black Fire, Taiwan Black Fire, Painted Black Fire
Fully Grown Size: 1.6 inches (4cm)
Chocolate Shrimps are dark black to brownish shrimps. These often overlooked as hobbyist usually pick Black Rose Shrimp over Chocolate Shrimp. They come from Neocaridina davidi (red) line making them have hints of dark red to brownish hue.
Chocolate Shrimp comes from the Neocaridina Davidi Line and has been selectively bred to get its brownish-black-dark red color. Although there are multiple colors of neocaridina in the same line, it is not recommended to mix them to keep the genes to be the purist it can be. If you do however mix the colors, you will most likely end up with wild brown colored offsprings.
Chocolate like all neocaridinas are slightly harder to sex until they mature. Once they mature, the female will have a curved underbelly and the male will have a straight underbelly.
These are popular among the shrimp hobby and are great for people getting into the hobby. A general rule of thumb of keeping shrimps is 10 shrimps per gallon. Chocolate are non-aggressive and spend most of their time eating algae and biofilm off plants, glass, and substrate. They make excellent clean up crews for aquascape tanks.
Chocolate are easy to care for as they require remineralized RO water or tap. If you are using tap, keep in mind to check for any harmful metals or chemicals in the water as all tap water is different and some aren't safe to use. 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 sub adults to adults which is 1/2 to 3/4 inches (1.3 to 1.9cm).
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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).
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