Algae Shrimp are not to be confused with Amano Shrimp. They grow to 3/4 of the size of Amano Shrimp and much larger than a regular shrimp. They wont breed in freshwater as they have a larvae stage. These shrimp have a transparent/brown body and can easily be identified by the dark spots along their body with black marks appearing randomly. They have transparent legs. (They almost look like a wild type Amano Shrimp) They are also part of the Caridina Family. Please note these shrimp require a pH below 7.
*Please note: For the safety of the livestock, we only ship livestock Monday – Wednesday. Please plan accordingly. We mainly sell juvenile livestock, but adults will be sent if available. We also do not sex livestock for any client – we will send a mix if available (this is to make it fair for everybody). This is company policy. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY RECEIVING ONLY MALES OR ONLY FEMALES OR JUVENILE Shrimp.
Firstly, we advise feeding shrimp an all in one food like Shrimp King Complete. In addition to Shrimp King Complete, you can get some Bacter AE that you feed 2-3 times a week. In addition, GlasGarten – Mineral Junkie is a fantastic mineral supplement to feed once a week. On top of that, any shrimp snack or treat will work great. Secondly, if you have 80 or more shrimp in your tank, Shirakura – Ebi Dama is a great food that doesn’t spread or break down with water movement, but rather stays in one peace as you feed.
As a result, a feeding dish is also recommended when feeding any food that breaks apart in the water.
Sexing Shrimp is quite simple, you can check out this YouTube video on how to sex shrimp.
Our parameters of the Algae Shrimp:
|5.8 – 6.8
|0 – 1
|4 – 6
|120 – 180
|21 – 23 degrees Celsius
For instance, if the shrimp has been in transit for:
- < 48 hours we recommend slowly acclimating shrimp with the “drip method”.
- 3+ days, we recommend floating the bag for 15 minutes. Subsequently, “pour” the shrimp into a fish net over a bucket. Therefore, you can catch all the shrimp in the net and let the water collect in the bucket. Further, you can add the shrimp to your tank.
In conclusion, check out our video on how to breed shrimp:
McMerwe’s Comment: Algae Shrimp are fantastic algae eaters! They do the exact same as Amano shrimp in terms of algae. If you are looking for a great algae eater that does not grow to the size of Amano, then these are the perfect shrimp for you! [Rating 5/5]
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