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|Propagation:||possible in fresh water|
Black King Kong at Skyfish are classic black taiwan shrimp, also known as Shadow Shrimp. Shadow shrimp are now considered to be the result of a presumably accidental cross between bee shrimp and tiger shrimp, and are therefore referred to as Caridina sp. rather than Caridina logemanni. The Skyfish Black King Kong are a cultivated form, they do not occur like this in nature. The Black King Kong from Skyfish stand out due to their extreme color density and excellent quality. The breeder Leon Su from Taiwan, founder of Skyfish, has done a great job. Here in the store you get breeding groups of 10 or 20 animals.
The 2-3 cm growing Black King Kong has different pattern variations. But they all have in common the enormous color density and the excellent color coverage. The white markings shine brilliantly, and the white and black pattern parts are sharply separated. Like all Shadow Shrimp, the Black King Kong have a very deep, intense black.
In the predominantly black pattern variant Black King Kong Stripe, the body has a short white horizontal stripe on the pleon, and the tail fan has a white band. A small white pattern on the head is also possible. The almost completely black Black King Kong Extreme Black variant, on the other hand, has only a white cross band on the tail fan and is otherwise pure black. The Black King Kong Mosura, on the other hand, has a white base color with a Mosura pattern, as known from Black Bees. These shrimp have a black head band and a black spot just before the tail fan. The Black King Kong No Entry looks very similar: It also has the so-called No Entry Sign on its abdomen - a black dot divided into two parts, kind of like a "No Entry" sign. The Black King Kong Hinomaru also has a pattern like it actually occurs in Black Bees and Red Bees. Here the additional spot is not interrupted, but completely black.
The female Skyfish Black King Kong shrimp grow larger and appear more compact than the much thinner males. Due to the high quality of the color coverage of the females an egg spot is no longer visible, so for a completely safe differentiation of the sexes you have to wait until the ladies carry eggs. Furthermore in many females of the Black King Kong Dwarf Shrimp the second abdominal segment is enlarged and forms the so called tiger scoop.
Skyfish Black King Kong shrimp prefer distinctly soft water, preferably without carbonate hardness and with a pH value below seven, as well as a water temperature of 20 to 25 °C. In summer, the water should be kept at temperature with an aquarium cooler if necessary. In aquariums with a capacity of 20 liters or more, the Black King Kong dwarf shrimp can be kept very well. The water must be very rich in oxygen and low in germs for the dwarf shrimp to thrive and reproduce well. Tap water is in very few cases the optimal water for this high breeding Caridina. Very good results can be achieved with the Skyfish Black King Kong dwarf shrimp if demineralized water or osmosis water is used instead and it is salinated to the appropriate values with a GH+ mineral salt according to package instructions. You can also buy these products here at Garnelio in the online store.
Active Soil is a good choice for Caridina high breeding shrimps. It stabilizes pH and water hardness and keeps both low. In the Garnelio system we keep all Skyfish Caridina shrimp in salted osmosis water at a conductance of 250 microsiemens and a pH slightly below 7.
The breeding aquarium for Skyfish Black King Kong dwarf shrimp is mainly planted with attached or glued on top plants. This gives the shrimp hiding places and plants to graze on, but keeps the aquarium uncluttered. If the shrimp are to be selected, simply remove the topdressers from the aquarium. Since the Black King Kong shrimp do not tolerate nitrate well, they are rather not the right stock in heavily fertilized planted aquariums.
In general, Taiwang shrimp should not be socialized with fish, crabs, shrimps and predatory snails , a species tank is most suitable for these high breeding shrimp. If the aquarium is large enough, perhaps growth-eating catfish such as Otocinclus will suit the Black King Kong shrimp. Snails would be a useful addition because they clean up and keep the bottom clean, but many snails do not live very long in soft water. As an alternative cleanup troop Tubifex or also shiny worms have proven themselves with some breeders, which loosen likewise the soil and eat food remainders. Now and then one or the other worm is used by the shrimps as a protein source. Other Caridina shrimps like bee shr imps (Caridina logemanni) or tiger shrimps (Caridina mariae) crossbreed with the Black King Kong, which can lead to possibly undesirable patterns and weakened color density.
The Skyfish Black King Kong shrimp reproduces quite well under suitable conditions. The females release fully developed juveniles that do not require saltwater, but go directly into freshwater. After mating, the females attach their 15-30 eggs to their swimming legs and nurse them until hatching. After about three to five weeks, the time has come for the young shrimp to hatch.
Skyfish Black King Kong shrimp are omnivorous nursery eaters that also require a certain amount of protein, but are still fed a primarily plant-based diet. They mostly get the protein they need from the growth, but should still be fed a suitable protein food once or twice a week. Dried green walnut leaves or nettle leaves are a good addition, and brown autumn leaves or a small sea almond leaf serves as a permanent food source and tannin source. Tannins have a positive effect on shrimp and assist them in molting, for example.
Contents: 20 animals
Our food recommendation: The soft Mainfeed Softpads from NatureHolic are designed for daily feeding. They contain all the nutrients shrimp need for shell development, egg formation and growth. During the production process we pay attention to a gentle and environmentally friendly production, in which the vitamins and other valuable ingredients are preserved as much as possible.
Our plant recommendation: Use for the planting NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planaria and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.
Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.
|Scientific name||Caridina sp|
|German name:||Skyfish Black King Kong|
|Origin/Distribution:||Breeding form from Taiwan|
|Coloration:||high color density and very strong color coverage, bright white, clear demarcation between colors and the typical deep black of Shadow Shrimp. Black King Kong Stripe with short white horizontal stripe on the abdomen, possibly small white head markings and white termination on the tail fan. Extreme Black without white markings, only white transverse band on tail fan. Black King Kong Mosura with predominantly white body with black head banding and black spot on abdomen. Black King Kong No Entry likewise, with additional black spot divided into two parts by a thick white transverse stripe. Black King Kong Hinomaru with unbroken second spot|
|Age expectancy||18 to 24 months|
|Water parameters:||Conductivity of 220-270 microsiemens, pH 6.8 to 7, temperature 20 to 25 °C|
|Tank size:||from 20 l|
|Food||brown autumn leaves, nettle leaves, green dried walnut leaves, Skyfish S3, Skyfish Mini S3, Natureholic Mainfeed shrimp food, NatureHolic Mineralfeed shrimp food, 2x weekly Natureholic Proteinfeedshrimp food|
|Reproduction||after four to six weeks, 15 to 30 young hatch|
|Socialization||Breeding in a species tank is recommended|
|Further information||Foliage for the aquarium + foliage list, Feed shrimp, crayfish, snails & mussels properly, 10 tips for budding aquarists|
- Item no: 7464
- EAN No.: 7427061468175