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Black Shadow Pinto

Black Shadow Pinto

You will receive Black shadow pinto shrimp around half an inch to an inch in size. The Black Shadow Pinto shrimp have unique patterns and colors due to their unique genetics. Blue bolts provide the genetic line for these shrimp to have their blue color which is referred to as a "shadow" gene.

Pinto shrimp are bred my mixing Taiwan bee shrimp and tiger shrimp to create a tibee shrimp. Once you get your tibee shrimp, you can continue breeding those offspring with Taiwan bees to create what is called a taitibee. At this stage, you will start to see the pinto patterns develop. The three main categories of pintos are zebra, fancy, and spotted head. You can breed for the pattern style you like the most.

The Pinto shrimp are one of our favorite “fancy shrimp”. Shadow Pintos have a striking contrast of blue and black against white that is not seen in aquarium shrimp. The best part is the multitude of patterns that the pinto shrimp can produce. 

We keep our pinto shrimp at the following parameters:

Tank Parameters:

  • Ph: 6 to 6.7
  • Gh:3 to 6
  • Kh: 0 to 1
  • TDS: 90 to 130
  • Temp: 68 to 72


Our Tank Equipment Includes:

  • 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

Based on 5 reviews
Antonio Velazquez

Absolutely awesome little critters. I got a few a month before hand and just had to get some more. They all arrived alive and healthy, will definitely be using Flip Aquatics for all my live shrimp purchases

Beautiful shrimps!

This is my second time ordering from Flip Aquatics. Couldn't resist these cool looking shrimps! Ordered 5 but received 6. It's been over a week and so far, all have survived. Will definitely order again!

Michele Craycraft
Amazing Black Shadow Pinto Mixed

I Love the two I received. Their patterns are brilliant.
I appreciate their size that I asked for due to potential breeding period. As well for the Deep Blues I asked for in shipment.

Joseph Rivera
Black shadow Pintos.

Absolutely beautiful shrimp! I do want to highlight the shipping method. USPS messed up the shipping, the shrimp stayed at usps facilities way too long. I was definitely worried to say the least. When I finally got my shrimp I opened the box (expecting to see dead shrimp) to find a warm heat pack and live shrimp!! First time buyer, life long customer!

Norma Jimenez
So beautiful

I am very happy with the health of the shrimp and the beautiful variety they sent me. I will continue buying quietly other varieties.