Add elegant earth tones to your aquarium with the darkly beautiful Chocolate Shrimp! Also known by the name Black Cherry Shrimp, these shrimp possess a rich, deep brown color that makes them a unique and alluring addition to any aquarium!
We ship young adult shrimp that are already of breeding age. All Chocolate Shrimp are extremely adaptable creatures that can live in almost any freshwater aquarium. They are very popular for planted tanks and community tanks, and many people use them in large aquariums for waste management and algae control. Some of the younger shrimp have not reached their full potential yet and will grow into a rich brown color as long as they are comfortable in the tank. Lower intensity lighting and dark substrate also helps them achieve the deepest browns.
What We Like About This Shrimp:
- Attractive mocha brown coloration
- Completely peaceful with all non-aggressive tankmates
- Safe with all plants
- Excellent scavenger
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 64° - 84° F (17.8° - 28.8° C)
pH: 6.8 - 7.5
KH: 0 - 10 dKH
Minimum tank size: 2 gallons
Diet: Scavenger that feeds continually. Requires very little feeding in a well-established aquarium containing algae, biofilm, or decaying plant matter. In less mature aquariums, high quality dry foods with high plant content can be fed multiple times daily
Social behavior: Peaceful. A small group can continually replenish and grow its population
Origin: Tank-bred , but wild populations indigenous to Taiwan
Average adult size: 1 - 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm)
Average purchase size: 1/2 - 3/4 inch (1.3 - 1.9 cm)
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