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Crystal Black Shrimp (Caridina sp.)

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Crystal Black Shrimp, a popular species of freshwater shrimp known for their striking black and white coloration. These shrimp are highly valued in the aquarium hobby for their beauty, as well as their ability to help maintain water quality by consuming algae and other organic matter.

Crystal Black Shrimp are relatively easy to care for and can be kept in groups in a well-maintained aquarium with stable temperature and pH levels. They can be fed a variety of food sources, including algae, blanched vegetables, and high-quality shrimp pellets. However, individual males can be territorial and may fight, so it's important to provide plenty of hiding spots and adequate space in the aquarium.

These shrimp can coexist with a variety of other freshwater aquarium inhabitants, including fish, snails, and plants. They are best kept in a planted aquarium or natural water feature with plenty of hiding spots and an appropriate balance of light, water circulation, and nutrients.

Type: Shrimp

Origin: Asia

Growth Rate: Moderate

Size: Can reach up to 3 cm (1.2 in) in length

Crystal Black Shrimp can be used as an accent in any freshwater aquarium setup, and look especially striking in aquariums with dark substrates or background.

These beautiful and active shrimp make a great addition to any freshwater aquarium, and their striking appearance is sure to impress.