Freshwater Shrimps

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

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”

Mandarin Shrimp (Neocaridina sp.) Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 1.5” Colouring: Orange Diet: Omnivore Origins: Far East Tank Size: 10 Gallons/40 litres Family: Atyidae Water Conditions: 20 – 28°C / KH 3 – 10 / pH 6.5 – 8.0 /  65-85° F The colours of the Mandarin Shrimp (Neocaridina sp.) combined with its unique personality make it a fascinating

Viper Shrimp (Atya gabonensi) Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 6” Colouring: Blue, Grey, White Diet: Omnivore Origins: Africa Tank size: 20 gallons Family: Atyoidea Water Conditions: 24 – 29°C / KH 3 – 10 / pH 6.5 – 7.5 /  75-84° F Unfortunately the Viper Shrimp (Atya gabonensi), with its deeply furrowed, wrinkly carapace is relatively scarce in the

Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina denticulata sinensis) Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 1.5” Colouring: Red Diet: Omnivore Origins: Farm raised Singapore Tank Size: 10 Gallons/40 litres Family:  Atyidae Water Conditions: 15 – 27°C / KH 3 – 10 / pH 6.6 – 7.0 /  60-80° F The peaceful Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina denticulata sinensis) makes a great addition to a

Red Crystal Shrimp (Caridina sp.) Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 1.5” Colouring: Red Diet: Omnivore Origins: Japan, Asia Tank Size: 10 Gallons/40 litres Family: Atyidae Water Conditions: 15 – 27°C / KH 3 – 10 / pH 6.0 – 7.6 /  60-80° F The beautiful Red Crystal Shrimp (Caridina sp.) is a popular choice amongst freshwater hobbyists. It

Japonica Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica) Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 2” Colouring: Tan Diet: Omnivore Origins: Japan Tank Size: 10 Gallons/40 litres Family: Palaemonidae Water Conditions: 15 – 27°C / KH 3 – 10 / pH 6.0 – 7.6 /  60-80° F The Japonica Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica) has proved itself a worthy choice amongst freshwater hobbyists when it

Singapore Flower Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis) Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 3.5” Colouring: Red, tan Diet: Omnivore Origins: Asia Family: Atyidae Water Conditions: 20 – 28°C / KH 3 – 10 / pH 6.5 – 8.0 /  68-85° F   The Singapore Flower Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis) makes a fantastic addition to an aquarium. Their ability to quickly change colours

Ghost (Glass) Shrimp (Paleomenetes sp.) Care Level:  Easy Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 2” Colouring: Orange, clear, yellow Diet: Omnivore Origins: Farm raised Tank Size: 10 Gallons/40 litres Family: Palaeomonidae Water Conditions: 20 – 28°C / KH 3 – 10 / pH 6.5 – 8.0 /  68-85° F The highly popular Ghost Shrimp (Paleomenetes sp.) are favourites amongst many freshwater hobbyists. This can