Freshwater shrimp have become increasingly popular as algae eaters, general scavengers and for many aquarists, interesting additions to desktop nano-aquariums and natural planted biotopes. From the basic ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes paludosus)that are typically sold as feeder shrimp, to the well-known Amano or algae-eating shrimp (Caridina multidentata), to the popular red cherry shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda), to crystal and bee shrimp (Caridina cantonensis), to the filter-feeding bamboo shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis), the list of shrimp for aquarists to consider continues to grow. Regardless of one’s budget or experience level, freshwater shrimp offer something unique and truly different for aquarists with small to medium-sized aquariums.
Freshwater shrimp are active and almost always engaged in harvesting algae or some other food source. Most species stay relatively small, so they are vulnerable to predation by larger fish. Many shrimp enthusiasts set up dedicated shrimp aquariums with no fish at all, however, some species of freshwater shrimp can be kept with small, non-aggressive, non-predatory fish.
-Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between the availability of the actual livestock.
-And based on availability, your fish will be selected from an assortment of males and females, as we are not able to guarantee specific gender.