Black Rili Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)
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Please reply to the order confirmation email with a delivery date that would suit you best. We are sending out shrimp from Monday-Thursday via Royal Mail Special Delivery so they will arrive by 1 pm the next day. They will be packaged in breather bags and a well padded box. If we do not hear back from you, we will choose a despatch date at our own discretion.
Rili shrimp have a varying degree of clear areas. From very little black to mainly black with clear patches. These shrimp usually come in different markings.
Neocaridina Shrimp or more commonly known as Cherry Shrimp are very adaptable and easy to keep shrimp. They are very social and peaceful and can be kept with different shrimp species in the same tank (Crystal Shrimp, Taiwan Bee, Amano etc.). They are prolific breeders.
Please be aware that different colours should be kept apart to avoid interbreeding which can result in brown/wild type offspring in the 2nd generation and beyond. There are certain exceptions where interbreeding won't throw up wild types, but they will change the colouring and intensity over time. Examples for these combinations would be: Orange Sakura + Orange Rili, Bloody Mary + Black Rose + Chocolate, Blue Jelly + Blue Rili + Blue Velvet + Fantasy Blue. We still advise against mixing these, if you are interested in maintaining the same colour throughout the generations!
If you have any questions beforehand, don't hesitate to contact us - We are happy to answer any question and guide you through the process!
Ideal water parameters:
Temp: 18-23 C.
Note: Neocaridina (Cherry) Shrimp are very adaptable, and they can live in nearly all water parameters, even significant different to the ones posted above! These shrimp can be kept in nearly every tap water.
When introducing them to their new tank, please acclimatise them slowly in a bowl over a period of several hours, mixing your tank water with the water they came in, slowly increasing the amount of tank water until you have a mixture of 1/3 transport and 2/3 tank water. After that net them out and put them into their new home. It is normal for the shrimp to lose a little colour during transport. As soon as they are in their new tank they will colour back up to their full intensity.
We are sending out shrimp from Monday-Thursday via Royal Mail Special Delivery, so they will arrive until 1pm the next day. They will be packaged in breather bags and a well padded and insulated box. We will contact you after your purchase to agree on a delivery day that suits you best. To speed up this process, please use the comment field at checkout to let us know what delivery day would suit you best.
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Shipping shrimp done right is very safe and uncomplicated. But even with the most care, deaths can sometimes occur. Should a shrimp die during transport, we will replace or refund. In such a case please informa us within an hour of delivery with a picture of the dead shrimp. If there was extensive damage to the packaging, we would be grateful for a picture of the box as well.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We appreciate that buying livestock on the internet can be daunting and is a matter of trust. We do everything we can to assure you that we take the utmost care to ensure we deliver healthy and good quality animals to your door.
Our responsibility does not stop after delivery, we are here to guide you through all aspects of shrimp keeing. If you have any questions before or after purchase, please don't hesitate to send us an email or give us a ring!