Pinto shrimp with patterns such as zebra stripe, spotted head, belly, fishbone, and galaxy. These are home bred pinto shrimp, you will get unsexed juvenile shrimp around 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, mixed pattern. They are fairly easy to keep and breed, require the same care as crystal red shrimp.
Common Name: Black pinto shrimp, black zebra pinto, galaxy pinto, spotted head Scientific name: Caridina cf Cantonesis Maximum Size: 1.2"
Black Pinto Shrimp is a beautiful freshwater shrimp variety that is highly sought after by aquarists. They are a type of Caridina shrimp and are known for their black and white stripes and spots. They are omnivorous and will feed on a variety of foods, including algae, biofilm, and commercial shrimp pellets or flakes. Here are some of the requirements to keep Black Pinto Shrimp:
Water parameters: Black Pinto Shrimp require a pH range of 6.0-6.8, a water hardness between 4-6 gH and a low Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) level of around 120-150 ppm. It is recommended to use a TDS meter to monitor and maintain stable water conditions.
Aquarium setup: Black Pinto Shrimp are sensitive to fluctuations in water parameters, so it is important to maintain a stable and consistent environment. A planted aquarium with shrimp substrate is recommended, along with some hiding places and a few floating plants for shade and cover.
Filtration: A gentle sponge filter or a hang-on-back filter with a pre-filter sponge is recommended to maintain water quality and provide adequate water flow.
Water changes: Regular water changes are important for maintaining stable water parameters and removing accumulated pollutants. A 10-20% water change every week is recommended.
Feeding: Black Pinto Shrimp are omnivorous and will feed on a variety of foods, including algae wafers, shrimp pellets, blanched vegetables, and specialized shrimp food. A varied diet is important for maintaining their health and vitality.
Avoid copper: Black Pinto Shrimp are sensitive to copper and other heavy metals, which can be harmful or even fatal to them. Ensure that any equipment or supplements used in the aquarium are copper-free.
Avoid medication: Certain medications and chemicals can be harmful to Black Pinto Shrimp, so it is important to research and avoid any treatments that may be harmful to them.