Black Shrimp

Black Shrimp is another morph of the Red Cherry Shrimp, and shares its hardy and prolific characteristics.  Black Shrimp is likely derived from RCS -> Chocolate -> Black.

Specifications

  • Scientific Name: Neocaridina Davidi (Heteropoda)
  • Common Name: Black Shrimp, Sakura Black, Fire Black
  • Origin: Taiwan
  • pH: 6.0-8.0
  • Temp: 64-84°F
  • TDS: 80-400
  • KH: 0-10
  • GH: 4-14
  • Fertility: High
  • Difficulty: Easy

Grading and Variations

Black shrimp follow the same grading guide as Red Cherry shrimp: Cherry, Sakura, and Fire. The Cherry grade is transparent with specks of black across its body. The Sakura is a more translucent black, having only minor lines of dots of clear through its carapace. The Fire is entirely black and has no obvious lines anywhere on its body. Painted Fire is referred to Fire grades that are completely opaque, and its saddles and eggs are on visible when viewed through high lighting.

Click here to see the Red Cherry Grading.

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