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Albino Corydoras, often specifically referring to Albino Corydoras aeneus, are a popular and visually striking species of catfish commonly kept in aquariums. Here are the recommended water parameters and additional information for Albino Corydoras:

  • Temperature Range: Maintain a temperature between 72°F and 78°F (22°C to 26°C). Corydoras, including the albino variety, are tropical fish and thrive in warmer water.

  • pH Level: Keep the pH level in the range of 6.5 to 7.5. Corydoras are adaptable to a slightly acidic to neutral pH, but avoiding extreme fluctuations is essential.

  • Water Hardness: Albino Corydoras prefer moderately soft to moderately hard water. Aim for a General Hardness (GH) between 2 and 12 degrees and Carbonate Hardness (KH) between 1 and 10 degrees.

  • Ammonia and Nitrite Levels: Like most fish, Albino Corydoras are sensitive to ammonia and nitrites. Ensure that both levels remain at zero through proper filtration, regular water changes, and a well-established nitrogen cycle.

  • Nitrate Levels: Keep nitrate levels below 40 ppm. Regular water changes are crucial for managing nitrate accumulation.

  • Tank Size: Albino Corydoras are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least six individuals. A tank size of 20 gallons or more is recommended to provide ample swimming space.

  • Substrate: Provide a soft substrate in the aquarium, as Corydoras have delicate barbels that can be damaged on rough surfaces. Sand or smooth gravel works well.

  • Diet: Albino Corydoras are omnivores. Offer a balanced diet that includes high-quality sinking pellets, frozen or live foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp, and occasional vegetable matter.

  • Compatibility: Albino Corydoras are peaceful and get along well with other non-aggressive fish species. They are also known for their scavenging behavior, helping to keep the tank floor clean.

  • Tank Decorations: Provide hiding spots and plants in the aquarium to mimic their natural environment. Albino Corydoras appreciate a well-decorated tank with hiding places.

Remember to acclimate new Albino Corydoras slowly to their new environment, and monitor water parameters regularly to ensure a healthy and stable aquarium for these delightful catfish.

Albino Corydoras (aeneus)

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  • Fish and Shrimp Acclimation (Strongly Recommended)

    First things first – research, research, research! It's imperative to be aware of what you're signing up for, recognizing that this hobby isn't for everyone. So, please research what's a good fit for you and your lifestyle before making any purchases. Once you've made an educated decision and are adamant about getting an aquatic animal, it's crucial to create a suitable environment to ensure their comfort. Consider the following factors:

    1. Cycling and Establishment: Ensure that the aquarium has undergone the cycling and establishment process, which can take 3 weeks to several months. Check out our blog page for more information on the Nitrogen Cycle.

    2. Conducive Environment: Verify that the environment is conducive for the fish/shrimp to thrive. Is the tank big enough? Does it have a heater or even need one? Do we have water flow, live plants, etc.? Most importantly, ensure it's properly set up for the species you are getting.

    3. Compatibility: If existing fish are present, make sure they are not prone to aggression or preying on the newcomers.

    4. Stable Water Parameters: Maintain stable and appropriate water parameters, including pH, KH, GH, temperature, etc. Stable water is far more important than chasing numbers; check out our blog for more information on how to maintain continuity.

    Once your aquarium is ready, the process of acclimating fish or shrimp is vital to their well-being. Shrimp, being more sensitive, benefit from a gradual transition to prevent shock and potential harm. Drip acclimation, a slow introduction to the new environment, is recommended.

    To prepare for fish/shrimp acclimation, gather the necessary equipment:

    • Airline tubing
    • A spacious container (e.g., bucket or bowl)
    • Control nozzle (optional but helpful)
    • Clothespins or clips (optional for securing tubing)
    • Small net

    Now, follow these steps:

    1. Transfer to a Spacious Container: Move the shrimp along with their water from the bag to a larger container. Ensure it's not too wide, allowing the shrimp enough space.

    2. Secure Airline Tubing: Attach a control nozzle or a knot to the airline tubing to regulate water flow.

    3. Begin Siphoning: Start siphoning water from the aquarium to the container. Ensure the container is placed lower for effective siphoning.

    4. Adjust Dripping Rate: Control the dripping rate to approximately 2-3 drops per second using a knot or control nozzle.

    5. Allow 3 Hours: Wait for a minimum of 3 hours for gradual acclimation. Monitor the container to prevent overflow.

    6. Retrieve Them with a Net: After the adjustment period, carefully extract the shrimp using a small net and place them in the aquarium without adding container water.

    7. Switch Off Lights: Minimize stress by turning off the aquarium light for a day, allowing the shrimp to adapt.

    8. Enjoy Your Aquatic Animals: Your fish/shrimp will become lively, predominantly feeding on algae and biofilm. Wait 24 hours before introducing prepared foods. Monitor their health regularly to ensure a smooth transition.

    If you've made it this far, thank you for reading! Education on how to properly care for any pet is so important, and we appreciate you taking the time!

    -Shadowhouse Shrimp

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    We understand the importance of receiving healthy and lively aquatic animals when purchasing through online stores. To ensure the best experience for our customers, we take every precaution to package  and ship the animals with care and precision.

    However, we understand that unexpected situations may arise and we have implemented a Dead on Arrival (DOA) policy. In the unlikely event that you receive dead shrimp or fish upon delivery, please notify us within 1 hour of receipt with a clear photo of the deceased animal next to the invoice and in the original packaging. 

    We will provide you with a refund for the price per dead aquatic animal or replace the item. Please note that the buyer will be responsible for the shipping cost of the replacement item.

    Please keep in mind that due to the nature of live animal shipping, we do not accept returns and all sales are final at the time of purchase. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

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