USA BRED SHRIMP!
English name: Chocolate Sakura
Neocaridina Heteropoda var. "chocolate"
Origin: Selectively bred color mutation of Red Cherry Shrimp.
Size male/female: 0.8 inch / .9 in
Water Parameters: pH 6.2 - 7.8
Breeding Rate: High
Chocolate Sakura are one of the new species finally available in the US. These are undemanding shrimp as long as stable parameters are kept, we keep ours like regular cherry shrimp. Also known as the Black Cherry shrimp, these guys will add a beautiful dark chocolate hue that really pops with a nice planted tank!
Generally, almost any habitable tank will suit these shrimp, I personally keep them with OEBTs in a tank that is about 72 degrees with very soft water and a PH of 6.6, I have a friend who keeps them with Cardinal Shrimp at a ph of 8.2 and about 82 degrees and very hard water. They are a versatile and hardy species who can be kept with minimal care. In sub-tropical and tropical areas it is possible to keep them in well established, naturally filtered ponds, provided the water doesn't exceed 85 degrees for extended periods.
About as "plug and play" as shrimp breeding gets, they breed in most water conditions and do so frequently. Once Breeding age is reached a single sexed pair kept in stable water conditions without outside predation of the shrimp fry(babies) could realistically yield hundreds of shrimp within a years time given enough space and food. When purchasing these shrimp for breeding it is wise to purchase at least 8-10 at a time to guarantee at least a couple pairs, additionally 1 shrimp per gallon to start(but at least 8) is a good rule if frequent breeding is desired.
Sale $49.00 reg. $79.00