Buy live aquarium ornamental shrimp, also known as Caridina cf Cantonesis, now available online for delivery to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and rest of the UAE.... ( Read More )
Embodying a snake-like pattern on its shell along with a fascinating metallic sheen that plays with deep, clear-cut black and various shades of blue, the Metallic Blue Boa makes for an eye-catching addition to any aquarium. Originating from South East Asia, a genus of dwarf freshwater shrimp, Caridinas are hardy and comparatively easy to keep. They have very small bodies and usually add little to the bioload of an aquarium, especially when kept with other tankmates and not target fed. However, when kept in species tanks, they have more impact as they need to be target fed rather than take leftovers.
Still adaptable to very small tanks that are well-planted and with adequate filtration, any dwarf shrimp needs high water quality. Even a small trace of ammonia is fatal and these creatures are also intolerant of nitrite. As such they should only be stocked in well-established aquariums with fully ‘cycled’ filtration.
Fish companionship can be tricky and recommended are those that are too small to make a meal of the shrimp. Plant or algae eaters are primarily good as tankmates, however, only few fish are a hundred percent vegetarian and most will take a meaty morsel if presented.
- Scientific Name:
- Caridina cf Cantonesis
- Maximum Size:
2 cm to 3 cm
- 18 °C to 25 °C
- pH Range:
- 6.0 to 6.4
- kH Range:
- 1 to 2
- gH Range:
- 3 to 6
- 100 to 200
- South East Asia
Live animals are not manufactured products, sizes may vary and colors will be faded upon delivery from transport. Shipping Policy and Terms & Conditions must be read before placing an order.
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All our live stocks are thoroughly tested and quarantined before packing and guaranteed to arrive free of tapeworms or diseases.
Important to note that small tropical fish and inverts lose color during transport and will arrive pale or white, a proper environment and diet is needed to regain coloration.
Any death or illnss of live animals after being added to an aquarium cannot be replaced or refunded. If such problems are encountered then it is connected to aquarium conditions or noncompatible tank mates (e.g. mixing with fish or plants from other sources).
Fish acclimation to a new aquarium is the sole responsibility of the buyer and not the Discus.ae delivery team.