Grass shrimps are hands down one of the best assets you could add to your tank. These tiny, almost spooky creatures won’t just give your tank a mystical vibe but also make it clean and squeaky. They will readily take on the role of tank’s janitor and eat away algae and organic waste.
A small shrimp with an unusually big claw that can move at a 97 km/hr speed – meet tiger pistol shrimp – an endless source of fascination and perhaps a muse for many in the marine aquarium hobby.
The name snowball shrimp comes from the extremely white eggs they lay, which look almost identical to tiny snowballs. Snowball shrimps are the selectively bred white variant of the Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis. Although their original, wild root traces back to Taiwan, they were bred in pearly white hues for the first in 2006 by German aquarist Ulf Gottschalk.
Yes, cherry shrimps can and will hair algae. However, it’s impractical to expect cherry shrimps to completely annihilate hair algae. In most cases, they will only eat it if they don’t have any other option.
Amano shrimps in captivity live only for around 2 to 3 years. Natives of Japanese swamps, amanos are tremendously challenging to breed. As a result, very few hobbyists can raise the larvae to adulthood. However, with the right living conditions, some claim that their amanos have lived for over 5 years.
Horsehair worm is the most commonly found parasite in ghost shrimps. These parasites are white, thin and range anywhere between 1 mm to 1.5mm in width. Unfortunately, there’s no known cure for this. In most cases, the infested shrimp will turn opaque white and die within a couple of days.
Good news: Ghost shrimps aren’t too hard to breed like Amanos. I have had a fair share of success in breeding and taking care of …
Yes, absolutely. Blue velvet shrimp and red cherry shrimp can perfectly cohabitate together. Besides color, they basically have the same characteristics and requirements. And that’s because both these shrimps come from the same family – Neocaridina davidi species!
The first sign of a pregnant ghost shrimp is green dots under the tail. Ghost shrimps have several swimmerets under the rear part of the body that carry the eggs. So, technically, she doesn’t carry the eggs in her belly.
Although it isn’t a suitable habitat, ghost shrimps can live in saltwater. They can gradually adapt to saltwater tanks if acclimated properly. However, the direct placing of ghost shrimps in a saltwater tank can shock their body system and result in instant death. So it is advised to acclimatize them before putting them in a saltwater tank.