aquavitro® shrimp pHa is one part of a two-part system which aids in replicating the water chemistry found in the native habitats of freshwater shrimp by buffering water to the natural pH for each specific type of shrimp. Used according to directions, shrimp pHa maintains the proper pH parameters of freshwater shrimp while also softening water and supporting growth of plants in shrimp aquaria. shrimp pHa is made from a unique buffer system that is extremely stable and does not add sodium, which can damage plants in the aquarium.
Use when setting up an aquarium and when making water changes. Use with shrimp pHb to target a pH (see chart). All doses given are for 20 L (5 US gallons). Doses can be safely doubled if needed. In cases of sensitive shrimp or to avoid the risk of any pH shock, consider breaking dosing up over a 12 –24 hour period.
To simply lower the pH in established aquaria: Add 2.5 mL (½ tsp) of shrimp pHaper 20 L (5 US gallons) every 12 hours until you achieve your target pH. Do not exceed this dose. Rapid pH changes can be very detrimental to shrimp. Some aquariums may require repeated dosing to overcome the buffering capacity of certain substrates and decorations. This is particularly the case with humate based soils.
|Shrimp Type||Target pH||Shrimp pHa||Shrimp pHb|
|Crystal Bee Shrimp||5.8–6.8||25 mL (5 tsp)||2.5 mL (½ tsp)|
|Neocardinia||6.0–7.5||20 mL (4 tsp)||15 mL (3 tsp)|
|Tiger Shrimp||7.0–7.5||15 mL (3 tsp)||20 mL (4 tsp)|
|Sulawesi Shrimp||7.5–8.5||2.5 mL (½ tsp)||25 mL (5 tsp)|