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  1. Species and Genus:

    • Blue Diamond Shrimp are usually a selectively bred color morph of Caridina cantonensis, a species that includes Crystal Red Shrimp, Crystal Black Shrimp, and other variations commonly kept in freshwater aquariums.
  2. Coloration:

    • The defining feature of Blue Diamond Shrimp is their vivid blue coloration. The intensity of the blue hue can vary among individual shrimp, and factors such as genetics, diet, and water parameters can influence their color.
  3. Size:

    • These shrimp are typically small, with adults ranging from around 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 3.8 centimeters) in length.
  4. Water Parameters:

    • Blue Diamond Shrimp, like other Caridina species, are sensitive to water parameters. They are commonly kept in soft, slightly acidic to neutral water.
    • Recommended parameters may include a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C), pH around 6.5-7.5, and low to moderate hardness.
  5. Tank Setup:

    • Provide a well-established aquarium with hiding places, such as plants, moss, or driftwood, as these shrimp appreciate spaces to seek shelter.
    • A substrate that supports buffering, such as active soil, may be beneficial to maintain stable water parameters.
  6. Diet:

    • Blue Diamond Shrimp are generally scavengers and will feed on biofilm, algae, and detritus in the aquarium.
    • Supplement their diet with high-quality shrimp food, algae wafers, or blanched vegetables like spinach or zucchini.
  7. Compatibility:

    • Blue Diamond Shrimp are peaceful and can be kept with other non-aggressive aquarium inhabitants.
    • Avoid keeping them with large or aggressive fish that may prey on or stress the shrimp.
  8. Breeding:

    • These shrimp are known to breed readily in suitable conditions. However, selective breeding efforts may influence their breeding behavior and color stability.