Hyalella azteca is a freshwater amphipod which lives near the sediment surface, burrowing in sediment and also scavenging on the leaf litter, algae, and detritus material on the sediment surface.
They are a great live food source for small predatory fish or juveniles growing on. My own cichlids love them and the Azteca don't get a chance to get to the bottom of the tank.
They grow to about 10mm and are easily reared in a small tank or plastic container.
You will receive a starter colony of 30 mixed size Hyalella Azteca
These should be acclimatised, as you would do with a new fish. They have been living in my water which may or may not be quite different to yours in way of Hardness and pH. Also they have been in transit overnight so the water they are in is much colder that a typical tank, so an immediate temperature change of possibly 10-15 degrees centigrade can shock them. Please put them in a container, mixing them slowly with some tank water for a short while before adding them to your tank.
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Posted Monday to Thursday in a protective cardboard box that fits through a standard Letterbox. (P&P included in price)
- ARRIVE ALIVE GUARANTEE
If any creature or plant has not survived the journey, a photo in it's original sealed bag will be required before any replacement or refund can be offered. DOA requests will not be accepted without this photo
If you are in any doubt when they arrive, take a photo and get in touch in case there is anything I can suggest.
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