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Black King Kong Extreme

Please Note: These Shrimp are going through our 30 Day Holding Period. If purchased, they will ship on or after Nov. 7th.

Black King Kong Extreme - Taiwan Bee

You will receive black king kong extreme Taiwan bee shrimp. The shrimp you receive will be a black king kong with very little white color. Most of our black king kong extremes only have white on the tail. We sell all Taiwan Bee shrimp at about half an inch. The smaller they are, the easier it is to acclimate them to a new aquarium. The shrimp will reach breeding age within a month of receiving them.  

Black King Kong shrimp are a type of Taiwan bee. They are from the genus Caridina and tend to be more difficult to keep compared to cherry shrimp or other aquarium shrimp. Taiwan Bees were considered some of the hardest to keep and breed freshwater shrimp in the past. Between 2009 and 2014, hobbyists were able to stabilize the Taiwan bee shrimp line to have more stability. By adding in new genetic pools, the Taiwan bee shrimp is much easier to keep and breed in current days. For a hobbyist ready to take their hobby to the next level, these shrimp are a great place to start.

Mixing Taiwan Bees

It is great to be aware of the fact that all Taiwan Bee shrimp can be kept in the same tank with out risk of hybridizing. All Taiwan Bee shrimp share similar genetic lines so they will produce shrimp that look similar to the parents. Red King Kongs, Red Pandas, Black King Kongs, Black Pandas and Blue Bolts can all be kept in the same aquarium. 

The following parameters are how we keep our Taiwan Bees:

Tank Parameters

  • Ph:5.5 to 6.7
  • Gh: 3 to 6
  • Kh:  0 to 1
  • TDS: 90 to 120
  • Temp: 68 to 72

Tank Equipment

  • Filter: Matten Filter
  • Substrate: Brightwell Rio Escuro or Cafe Soil, ADA Amazonia
  • Water: RO/DI Water remineralized with Salty Shrimp GH+
  • Decor: Malaysian Driftwood, Java Moss and Indian Almond Leaves

 

Customer Reviews

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Chandra Hackford

Black King Kong Extreme

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Frank Nelson
Great shrimp

Thanks Flip Aquatics!

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ERIC GUNNS

Arrived alive and active. Flip aquatics is as great as the shrimp they sale.

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Karim
Best extreme BKKs

All black with just white on the tails and all arrived healthy and acclimated very well, even included a berried female. Thanks guys for the amazing shrimp, will definitely be coming back!

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Mac
WOW

Flat out amazed...not a speck of white!