Black Galaxy Caridina Shrimp

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  • All our live fish, shrimp, snails are care with love and passion, when through minimum of 14 days quarantined and shipped from Splashy Fish facility in Springfield, Virginia, USA
Regular price$39.99
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This is only apply to live fish order.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

Benefit from our extensive experience in shipping live fish. In 2021, our records indicated a mere 0.5% dead-on-arrival (DOA) rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard of 1.5%. These numbers translate to only 5 out of 1000 orders experiencing DOA fish.

At Splashy Fish, customer satisfaction is our priority. That's why we provide a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all animals shipped via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please note - Splashy Fish reserves the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection under the following circumstances:

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipping method. 
  2. The shipping address is a PO Box address
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. If the order is returned to the sender for any reason. For instance, an incorrect shipping address, an undeliverable address, etc. 
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, and FedEx offices for longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim is made after the claim period mentioned below. 
  8. The animals are not in their original packaging

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) after the posted delivery time. 

For Snails: 48 hours after the posted delivery time. 


Steps to claim Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

  1. Take a picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Please provide two pictures of each bag (containing the dead fish) upon arrival. Ensure the images display the bag in its original, unopened condition with the original rubber band intact
  3. For Snails: Position the snail in one corner of the tank. If the snail does not move within 48 hours, please take several pictures of the snail's opening
  4. Send an email to with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number, or message us on social media.
  5. In the body of the email, include your tracking number.
  6. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above.

After submitting the required information, please allow us 1-3 business days to determine the cause of the issue. If the claim is valid and approved by our team, you will

  • Receive a store credit for future purchases, excluding the shipping cost, of the dead-on-arrival fish 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not meet all listed requirements, Splashy Fish reserves the right to reject it. 

Shipping live animals and plants is a complex process, and temperature plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure delivery of your order.

If the highest daytime temperature in your location and the lowest nighttime temperature here in Springfield, Virginia—where our facility is situated—fall below 40°F or exceed 90°F, we will proactively delay your order. This measure is taken to prioritize the well-being of the animals and plants.

For the safety of our living cargo and to protect your investment, we retain the right to suspend shipping as necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Our Splashy Fish team will assess the situation and determine if it is unsuitable to ship, considering the safety of the animals.

To stay informed or address any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Splashy Fish Support team via email at

Once our team prints and packs your order, we'll notify you via email. This notification will include your tracking number and the expected arrival day. If you opt for UPS 2 Day shipping, your package should arrive within 2 days after shipment. Similarly, if you choose UPS 1 Day, your order will reach you the day after it is shipped. In the case of orders containing only plants or dry goods, they may be shipped via USPS, provided that this is the selected shipping option during checkout.

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

For more information regarding about shipping please visit us our Shipping Policy and Schedule

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Scientific Name: Caridina cantonensis var. "Black Galaxy"

Step into the cosmos with our Black Galaxy Caridina Shrimp, where the depths of black meet the brilliance of the stars. These remarkable shrimp showcase a stunning jet-black coloration, reminiscent of the vast expanse of space. Their dark, velvety appearance is accentuated by an array of tiny, twinkling white spots, creating a celestial spectacle that will mesmerize aquarium enthusiasts and novices alike.

Despite their modest size, Black Galaxy Caridina Shrimp make a grand statement. Ranging from 1 to 1.5 inches, these shrimp are perfectly suited for nano and planted aquariums. Their compact size allows them to explore the intricacies of your tank, adding an otherworldly dimension to your aquascape.

Known for their tranquil and enigmatic nature, Black Galaxy Caridina Shrimp bring an air of mystery to your aquarium. Watch as they gracefully navigate through plants and decorations, adding a celestial elegance to the underwater landscape. These shrimp are also efficient algae eaters, contributing to the overall cleanliness and balance of your tank.

Care Requirements:
With over three decades of experience in caring for live aquarium fish, we understand the importance of providing optimal conditions for aquatic life. Black Galaxy Caridina Shrimp thrive in well-maintained, planted aquariums with stable water parameters. A slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.5 to 7.5) and a temperature range of 72 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit create an ideal environment for these cosmic crustaceans.

Black Galaxy Caridina Shrimp are peaceful and coexist harmoniously with a variety of freshwater fish and other shrimp species. Their unassuming demeanor makes them an excellent choice for community tanks, allowing you to create a celestial community of aquatic life.

Maintain the brilliance of your Black Galaxy Caridina Shrimp with a balanced diet. These shrimp are omnivores and thrive on a diet of high-quality shrimp pellets, biofilm, and the occasional supplement of blanched vegetables. Ensuring a nutritious and varied diet will enhance their celestial coloration and promote overall well-being.

What You Can Expect From This Shrimp:

  • Eye-catching Black and white pigments 
  • Required moderate care
  • Active even in daytime and non-territorial at all


  • Temperature: 68° - 72°F (20° - 22°C)
  • pH: 6.0 – 6.8
  • KH: 0 – 2 dKH
  • GH: 3 – 6 dGH
  • TDS: 100 – 150
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons


  • Diet: They are omnivores and feed on algae, biofilm; however other high quality shrimp foods such as sinking shrimp pellets, crushed flake foods, baby brine shrimp, etc. are all accepted. Vegetation like spinach is also encouraged.
  • Social behavior: Peaceful, non-territorial
  • Origin: Tank-bred
  • Average adult size: 1.25 inches (3 cm)

Checkout more info about Care Guide for Caridina Shrimp

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Edward Shey
Black Galaxies

Purchased these in the store. Pretty cool looking

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