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The shrimp you will receive were born out of our colony originally purchased from a very reputable, USA based home breeder. Disease and Pest free. We send them out at unsexed juvenile age, so they're not completely full grown, and not completely colored up. These will be small, so in the wrong community tank, may be picked on by larger fish.
Benefits of purchasing hobbyist bred neocaridina shrimp over purchasing imported neocaridina shrimp found in most online retailers, is the fact that they were born in our water conditions, and in a very clean and controlled environment. They aren't shipped from overseas, and placed in a temporary aquarium before you receive them, potentially changing water parameters/tanks 3 times by the time you acclimate.
The most stress our shrimp are going to go through is a 1-3 day box ride in a breather bag to your home. After a proper acclimation to your tank within our suggested parameters, you should be able to enjoy your shrimp colony for years.
These will do best on an inert substrate, which is cool because its cheap $$!! I recommend using Black Diamond from Tractor Supply for a black substrate, or pool filter sand if you are looking for a lighter/white substrate.
We keep our Neocaridina in the following parameters:
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