Pure Black Line Shrimp SS Grade | PBL Shrimp | Caridina Shrimp

Pure Black Line 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$79.89
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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 DOA@splashyfishstore.com 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 support@splashyfishstore.com.

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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The Pure Black Line Caridina Shrimp (PBL Shrimp) were a selective breed from Crystal Black Shrimp for many years until they became pure line. These beautiful live freshwater shrimp possess a porcelain white shell with black patterns scattered over the body. Alone, the dwarf aquarium shrimp will be the focal point of your tank while gathering in groups, their interaction surely liven your aquarium up.

Pure Black Line Caridina Shrimp require moderate care. They are known for sensitivity to fluctuations and should be kept in mature aquariums. Soft and slightly acidic water in cooler ranges of temperature is an ideal condition for them to thrive. While clean water and ammonia, nitrite, nitrate levels under control are really necessary for the survival of these shrimp. Caridina shrimps love live aquatic plants. You often find them hiding there most of their time, especially in molting/ breeding periods. The highly recommended and most appropriate ‘candidates’ could be named java moss, buce plant, and anubias. Since your freshwater aquarium shrimp are dwarf shrimp, you may need to equip your tank with a sponge filter to prevent them getting stuck occasionally. Besides, they won’t bother if you put some decorations such as aquarium rock caves and aquarium driftwood in your fish tank. Instead, they find it more comfortable and secure as they could have more hiding places when needed.

Black Pure Line Caridina Shrimp like to stay in groups. We recommend keeping a colony of around 10 to 20 specimens in a 5 to 10 gallons fish tank as this encourages them to be more active as well as display the optimal coloration effect in your tank.

What You Can Expect From This Shrimp:

  • Porcelain white pigment with black patterns scattered over the body 
  • Safe with plants
  • Peaceful and non-territorial disposition


  • Temperature: 70° - 74°F (21° - 23°C)
  • pH: 5.5 – 6.4 
  • KH: 0 – 1 dKH
  • GH: 3 – 6
  • TDS: 110 – 160
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons


  • Diet: Algae and biofilm are their favorite. However, other high quality shrimp foods such as sinking shrimp pellets, crushed flake foods, baby brine shrimp, etc. could be accepted. Vegetation like spinach is also encouraged.
  • Social behavior: Peaceful, non-territorial
  • Origin: Tank-bred
  • Average adult size: 0.5 - 1 inch (1.5 – 2.5 cm)

See more details about the care guide for Pure Black Line Caridina Shrimp here.

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