Freshwater Invertebrates

Grass Shrimp (Palaemonetes paludosus)

Grass Shrimp (Palaemonetes paludosus) The Grass Shrimp (Palaemonetes paludosus), also referred to as the Ghost Shrimp, Glass Shrimp or Freshwater River Shrimp, is a large species of freshwater shrimp that is most active at night time. Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 2” Colouring: Orange, clear, yellow Diet: Omnivore Origins: Farm raised Tank Size: 10 Gallons/40

Fiddler Crab (Uca sp.)

Fiddler Crab (Uca sp.) The Fiddler Crab (Uca sp.), also known as the Mini crab, Signal crab, Calling crab or Florida Fiddler crab, is a freshwater species of crab. They are known as the fiddler due to the way Males wave their large pincer to attract a females attention. Care Level:  Moderate Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 2” Colouring: Black,

Freshwater Clam (Corbicual sp.)

Freshwater Clam (Corbicual sp.) The Freshwater Clam (Corbicual sp.), also referred to as the Asiatic Clam, is a genus that contains 16 species of clam, with the best known and most commonly kept being Corbicula fluminea. An interesting fact about these clams is that they cost power plants on average $1 billion a year due to

Red Lobster (Procambarus sp.)

Red Lobster (Procambarus sp.) The Red Lobster (Procambarus sp.) is a crayfish species native to North America, that makes an excellent choice for a freshwater aquarium or pond which you are looking to keep clean! The Red lobster feeds on food waste and algae. They are especially handy in tanks or

Sunburst Fire Lobster (Cherax holthuisi)

Sunburst Fire Lobster (Cherax holthuisi) The Sunburst Fire Lobster (Cherax holthuisi) is also known as the Apricot Lobster or Pink Coral Lobster, is a scavenger, feeding on food at the bottom of the aquarium. They are colourful specimens, generally reaching a large size in the aquarium. Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Semi-aggressive Max Size: 1′ Colouring: Orange,

White Ghost Lobster (Procambarus clarkii)

White Ghost Lobster (Procambarus clarkii) The White Ghost Lobster (Procambarus clarkii) is a freshwater species native to North Eastern Australia. They can grow quite large in the aquarium, are slow moving, and generally quite peaceful with other inhabitants. Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Semi-aggressive Max Size: 1′ Colouring: White Diet: Omnivore Origins: Farm raised Australia Tank Size: 50 Gallons/

Blue Knight Lobster (Cherax destructor)

Blue Knight Lobster (Cherax destructor) The Blue Knight Lobster (Cherax destructor) is also known as the Common Yabby and is native to lakes and streams in Australia. They grow into an aggressive species, learning to hunt other tank mates as they mature. Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Semi-aggressive Max Size: 1′ Colouring: Blue Diet: Omnivore Origins: Farm raised

Black Scorpion Lobster (Cherax sp.)

Black Scorpion Lobster (Cherax sp.) The Black Scorpion Lobster (Cherax sp.) is native to lakes and streams in Australia. They are a territorial species requiring a lot of their own space and they can learn to hunt other tank mates as they mature. Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Semi-aggressive Max Size: 1′ Colouring: Black Diet: Omnivore Origins: Farm

Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster (Procambarus clarkii)

Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster (Procambarus clarkii) The Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster (Procambarus clarkii), is a stunning freshwater species that can be quite territorial, particularly among their own kind. They’re not as large as some species in this family, only growing to about 5 inches in the aquarium. Care Level:  Easy Temperament: Semi-aggressive Max

Bee Shrimp (Caridina cantonensis sp)

Bee Shrimp (Caridina cantonensis sp) The Bee Shrimp (Caridina cantonensis sp) is also referred to as the Black Bee or Crystal Black Shrimp and is related to the Crystal Red Shrimp. Though not as popular as the red, the Bee Shrimp makes a fascinating addition to the aquarium. Care Level:  Moderate Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 1.5”