Blue Sapphire Shrimp show a glossy royal blue throughout their body and legs when they are comfortably settle in their aquarium. They look like dark blue pearls moving in the aquarium. Maintaining their color is a tricky balance of light intensity, nutrition and stress free habitat. They readily eat prepared foods and like foraging in an established tank.
All Neocardinia shrimp are easy to care for and will breed easily. They require an aquarium with a dark substrate and a lot of plants and to feel comfortable (Dark sand and dark gravel are ideal) The addition of carotene pigments in their food is recommended. They will spend their time hanging out on plants and forage through the substrate to feed. They are a nice addition to any small aquarium composed of small non-aggressive nano fish.
The ideal condition are temperatures between 70 F and 85 F, Ph between 6.5 and 8.5. Carbonate Hardness (KH) below 8 grains. The KH is particularly important, Neocardinia shrimp do not do well with high carbonate levels in the water, KH will increase with the addition of crushed coral shells or dolomite as a substrate. High carbonate levels will cause shrimp die off over time because it prevents them from molting. General Hardness (GH) between 10 to 20 grains is recommended.
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USPS orders will be shipped Mondays and Tuesday only
FedEx 2 days orders will be shipped Monday Tuesday and Wednesday only
FedEx overnight orders will be shipped on Monday Tuesdays Wednesdays and Tuesdays only
USPS Priority Arriving Time Orders : 5 to 7 processing business days, fish in bag 1 to 3 days; USPS orders coming in on Monday and Tuesdays will be shipped the following week
FedEx 2Day Arriving Time Orders : 4 to 5 processing business days, fish in bag 2 days ; FedEx 2Day orders coming in on Tuesdays and Wednesday will be shipped the following week
FedEx Standard Overnight Arriving Time Orders : 3-4 processing business day, fish in bag 1 day. FedEx Standard Overnight orders coming in on Wednesday and Thursday will be shipped the following week
All the fish orders will be shipped after 2-3 days after your purchase.
We purge all the fish for at least 48 hrs before shipping.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F or above 95 F during the day in the customer area.
We recommend using USPS hold for pick up when the weather is getting cold lows in the 40 F at night.
The coldest or hottest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
We do use 72 hours heat packs when necessary.
We also use cold packs when necessary.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
BioAquatix reserve the right to determine when is the best day to ship your product
when the weather and possible other factors are in play.
No guarantee live arrival when using USPS priority.
We do replace the live fish, but customer will pay shipping again.
We only guarantee live arrival on FedEx overnight.
Please do not hesitate to email us for more info on water conditions, we are happy to help.