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The Blue Diamond Shrimp, also known as Caridina Cantonensis, is a stunning freshwater shrimp species that originates from Taiwan. They are highly sought after by aquarists for their striking blue coloration, which can range from light blue to a deep, almost black shade.


These shrimp are relatively small, with a maximum size of 1.5 inches, and are best kept in a planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places and open swimming areas. They are peaceful and can be kept with other non-aggressive species, but should not be kept with large or aggressive fish that may prey on them.


The Blue Diamond Shrimp are easy to care for, making them a great option for both beginners and experienced aquarists. They will thrive in a well-maintained aquarium with a pH range of 6.5-7.5 and a temperature range of 70-78°F.


These shrimp are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including algae, biofilm, and small pieces of vegetables. It's important to provide a balanced diet to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients for optimal health.


The unique characteristic of the Blue Diamond Shrimp is their stunning blue coloration, which can be enhanced by the use of dark substrate and lighting. They are also known for their active and entertaining behavior, as they scavenge for food and explore their environment.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • gH: 4-8
  • kH: 0-2
  • TDS: 150-250
  • Temperature: 70-78°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Blue Diamond Shrimp

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