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Caridina Seratirostris

$1099 CAD
SKU: 400000030333

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Caridina Seratirostris

Description

Caridina serratirostris, commonly referred to as the Ninja shrimp, stands out as one of the most vibrant and distinctive shrimp species within the realm of aquarium enthusiasts.

  1. Temperature: Ninja shrimp thrive in tropical temperatures. Keeping the water temperature between 72-78°F (22-26°C) is generally suitable. Consistency in temperature is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Tank Size: Provide a tank with a minimum size of 5 gallons for a small group of ninja shrimp. A larger tank allows for a more stable environment and can accommodate a larger population if desired.

Feeding Habits: Ninja shrimp are omnivores and feed on various microorganisms, detritus, and algae. In a home aquarium, they can be fed a balanced diet of high-quality shrimp pellets, algae wafers, and occasionally blanched vegetables like spinach or zucchini. Supplement their diet with small live or frozen foods like daphnia or baby brine shrimp.

Habitat Preference: Ninja shrimp are found in the Indo-west Pacific region, and they prefer a well-planted aquarium with hiding places such as moss and driftwood. A substrate of fine gravel or sand is suitable for them. They appreciate a tank with stable water parameters and minimal fluctuations.

Water pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level for ninja shrimp. A pH range of 6.5 to 7.5 is generally suitable. Regular water testing and adjustments may be necessary to ensure stable conditions.

Behavior: Ninja shrimp are known for their ability to change color and quickly disappear into their surroundings. They are generally peaceful and can be kept in a community aquarium with other small, non-aggressive species. However, avoid keeping them with larger, predatory fish.

They can be kept individually or in small groups. Keeping them in groups, however, may encourage more natural behaviors and provide a visually interesting display.

Color and Other Details: The ninja shrimp is named for its ability to change color, mimicking its surroundings. The specific coloration may vary, but they often have a mottled or camouflaged appearance. Males and females may also exhibit subtle differences in coloration.

Remember, it's crucial to monitor water parameters regularly, provide a well-established and cycled tank, and maintain good water quality for the health of ninja shrimp. Always refer to species-specific care guidelines and consult with experienced shrimp keepers if needed.

Specifications

  • Category
    Shrimps
  • Species Type
    Tiger Shrimp
  • Water Temperature
    72°F to 78°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    5 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Driftwood, Planted Tanks, Rocky Tanks, Hiding Spots
  • Behaviour
    Algae Eaters, Bottom-Dwelling

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Caridina Seratirostris

$1099 CAD

Caridina serratirostris, commonly referred to as the Ninja shrimp, stands out as one of the most vibrant and distinctive shrimp species within the realm of aquarium enthusiasts.

  1. Temperature: Ninja shrimp thrive in tropical temperatures. Keeping the water temperature between 72-78°F (22-26°C) is generally suitable. Consistency in temperature is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Tank Size: Provide a tank with a minimum size of 5 gallons for a small group of ninja shrimp. A larger tank allows for a more stable environment and can accommodate a larger population if desired.

Feeding Habits: Ninja shrimp are omnivores and feed on various microorganisms, detritus, and algae. In a home aquarium, they can be fed a balanced diet of high-quality shrimp pellets, algae wafers, and occasionally blanched vegetables like spinach or zucchini. Supplement their diet with small live or frozen foods like daphnia or baby brine shrimp.

Habitat Preference: Ninja shrimp are found in the Indo-west Pacific region, and they prefer a well-planted aquarium with hiding places such as moss and driftwood. A substrate of fine gravel or sand is suitable for them. They appreciate a tank with stable water parameters and minimal fluctuations.

Water pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level for ninja shrimp. A pH range of 6.5 to 7.5 is generally suitable. Regular water testing and adjustments may be necessary to ensure stable conditions.

Behavior: Ninja shrimp are known for their ability to change color and quickly disappear into their surroundings. They are generally peaceful and can be kept in a community aquarium with other small, non-aggressive species. However, avoid keeping them with larger, predatory fish.

They can be kept individually or in small groups. Keeping them in groups, however, may encourage more natural behaviors and provide a visually interesting display.

Color and Other Details: The ninja shrimp is named for its ability to change color, mimicking its surroundings. The specific coloration may vary, but they often have a mottled or camouflaged appearance. Males and females may also exhibit subtle differences in coloration.

Remember, it's crucial to monitor water parameters regularly, provide a well-established and cycled tank, and maintain good water quality for the health of ninja shrimp. Always refer to species-specific care guidelines and consult with experienced shrimp keepers if needed.

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