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Shadow Panda Shrimp

Original price $17.99 - Original price $159.99
Original price
$17.99 - $159.99
Current price $24.99
Size: Adult

Shadow Panda Shrimp (Caridina cf. cantonensis)


The Shadow Panda Shrimp is a striking variety of the Caridina cf. cantonensis species, beloved for its unique and captivating coloration. This dwarf shrimp features a deep blue to black body with contrasting white patches, resembling the pattern of a panda, hence its name. Its tranquil demeanor and small size make it an exquisite addition to planted and nano aquariums, where it contributes to a vibrant and dynamic aquatic ecosystem.


  • Distinctive blue or black color with white patches, creating a stunning visual contrast
  • Small and peaceful, reaching up to 1.5 inches in length, ideal for community tanks with similar-sized, non-aggressive species
  • Efficient algae and biofilm grazer, aiding in the maintenance of a clean and healthy aquarium
  • Social behavior observed when kept in small groups, enhancing the overall activity within the tank

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 10 gallons, to allow ample space for natural behaviors and interaction among shrimp
  • Water Parameters: pH 6.0-7.5, soft to moderately hard water, with temperatures between 20-23°C (68-74°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous; thrives on a diet of algae, biofilm, and specialized shrimp food. Occasional supplementation with high-quality vegetable-based and protein-rich foods is beneficial
  • Compatibility: Best suited for shrimp-specific setups or with small, peaceful fish that do not pose a threat