Shadow Panda shrimp are black panda shrimp with blue hue, the blue color will get deeper as the shrimp matures. They are selective bred from black panda and blue bolt shrimp, they can be kept with other types of Taiwan Bee without worrying about hybridizing.
Shadow Panda shrimp are a variety of Taiwan Bee shrimp, they are a mutation of crystal red, crystal black, and golden bee shrimp. Like all Caridina shrimp, black pandas prefer clean, soft acidic water with a pH of 6 - 6.8, and gH of 4 - 6, they require cool temperature between 68 and 78 degrees F.
Aquarium must be fully cycled with a lot of biofilms and plants for them to graze on. Ammonia and nitrite should always be zero, nitrate under 25ppm. Weekly water change of 10-20% is suggested to keep the nitrate low. Feed only 2-3 times a week as overfeeding will cause shrimp death.
Breeding Shadow panda shrimp is the same as breeding crystal red shrimp. Female shrimp will carry the eggs for about 30 days until they are hatched to miniature size of their parents. It is important to have a well established aquarium in order for the shrimplets to survive as they can only consume biofilms until they grow older.
Common Name: Shadow panda, blue shadow, blue panda
Scientific name: Caridina cf Cantonesis
Maximum Size: 1.2"
pH 6.0 - 6.8
gH 4 - 6
kH 0 - 1
TDS 120 - 150
Temperature 68 – 78F
Shipping Size: 1/4" - 1/2"
got my shrimp (shadow panda) safely and securely packed! In love with the colors and also expected a smaller size from previous reviews, not that it's huge, but I'm excited to watch it grow. It came with little drip acclimation instructions which saved me a Google search because I'm new to this stuff, so that was convenient. Am definitely returning to buy more if I can keep this one alive for a while, the service was great and SOSHRIMP really seems to take good care of their animals. Lily Sparkman on 16th Jul 2020
I got my Shadow Pandas quickly and in great shape. I ordered 5 and got 6. They are young so made acclimation a breeze. They have been in my tank for two days now and all seem to be doing fine. Jerry on 12th Jun 2020
I do too! Should have ordered everything you had the first time lol Chris on 14th Oct 2019
My order of Shadow Pandas and Blue Bolts arrived in record time and all kicking to get out. The smaller size helps them all get used to my tanks. No complaints, great quality. No losses. Thanks again. Olivia on 15th Apr 2019
I received my five shadow pandas about two weeks ago. I live in Pennsylvania and they took approximately two days to arrive at my house, all alive and in good shape. I slowly acclimated them to my aquarium (temp 74 F, pH 6, kH 1) over the course of about two hours. They have been eating a diet of Shrimp Cuisine by Hikari Tropical and growing slowly but steadily. I love them so far and can't wait for them to get to full adult size! Brett on 18th Jul 2018
Absolutely beautiful healthy shrimp, well packaged. Highly recommended!! Gary Hackle on 6th May 2018
All shrimps arrived healthy and happy despite the cold and dreary weather. After three hours of acclimation I put them in their tank and all have survived since. Wonderfully colored, decently sized but small enough to adjust to new water parameters well. They came very well packaged. Overall great experience. Will order for here again in the future. Hanna Padova on 9th Feb 2018
Very good looking shrimp. By far one of the best sellers I have ordered from. All shrimp arrived healthy and good color. Will order from again. Thanks Jason shearer on 30th Sep 2017