You will receive Shadow Panda or Shadow King Kong shrimp. These shrimp will be shipped at about a half an inch. The smaller they are shipped the easier it is to acclimate them to a new aquarium. The shrimp will reach breeding age if not already within 1-2 months of receiving them.
The term "shadow" references the noticeably blue hue compared to the normal white in black panda/king kong shrimp. This blue can be selectively bred for when keeping blue bolts and black panda/king kongs in the same aquarium. The blue in these shrimp usually become more vivid with age!
Shadow Panda and King Kong shrimp are black Taiwan bees. They are from the genus Caridina and tend to be more difficult to keep compared to cherry shrimp or others. 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 pet 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 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:
This was my first time ordering 'live animals' via UPS. My new shrimp came perfectly packaged and protected, and they're all just super healthy and happy!! I was so happy with the experience that I placed another order a couple of days later. Thank you, Flip Aquatics!! Your great care for these amazing guys really shows.
The Shadow Panda and King Kong shrimp came in great condition and made a great addition to my planted shrimp tank. They also added bonus shrimp and they were no DOA. I'll def be ordering more shrimp from Flip Aquatics.
Shadow Panda is ista very cute and healthy
I got these and tangerine tigers i like the shadow pandas better. The dark black with bright blue stripes look amazing
Followed instructions and released them into my tank. They immediately began eating and exploring. Four days later and they are all active and beautiful! Only place I will order from!