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Aquarium Shrimp

Tropical aquarium shrimp are a captivating addition to any freshwater tank, bringing vibrant colours, intricate patterns, and fascinating behaviours that can transform an ordinary aquarium into a living work of art. Among the diverse species available to hobbyists, Neocaridina, Caridina, and Sulawesi shrimp stand out for their unique characteristics and adaptability.

 

Neocaridina shrimp 

 

Often celebrated for their ease of care and prolific breeding, come in an array of striking colours, including the popular Red Cherry and Blue Velvet varieties.

 

Caridina shrimp

While requiring more specific water conditions, offer an even greater diversity of patterns and hues, with the Crystal Red and Taiwan Bee shrimp being particularly prized by enthusiasts. Water conditions can be achieved with RO Water and minerals. These shrimp not only enhance the visual appeal of an aquarium but also contribute to its ecological balance by consuming algae and detritus.

Sulawesi shrimp

 

Originating from the ancient lakes of Sulawesi, Indonesia, represent some of the most exotic and delicate species available in the aquarium trade. Known for their vivid colours and distinctive markings, such as the Cardinal and Harlequin shrimp, these creatures demand highly stable water parameters and specific care to thrive. The challenge of maintaining Sulawesi shrimp can be immensely rewarding, as their presence adds an element of rarity and splendor to any aquarium setup.

 

Together, Neocaridina, Caridina, and Sulawesi shrimp provide hobbyists with a broad spectrum of options, each bringing its own unique charm and requiring varying levels of care, making them a fascinating subject for both novice and experienced aquarists alike.

Armored shrimp and bamboo shrimp are intriguing additions to any tropical aquarium, offering both aesthetic appeal and functional benefits. Armored shrimp, such as the Vampire shrimp (Atya gabonensis), are named for their tough exoskeletons and relatively large size, which can reach up to six inches. These peaceful filter feeders use their specialised fan-like appendages to sift through the water for microscopic food particles, making them excellent tank cleaners. Bamboo shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis), also known as wood shrimp, share a similar feeding strategy. They are distinguished by their reddish-brown coloration and the bamboo-like markings on their bodies. Both species thrive in well-oxygenated, flowing water and add an element of dynamic movement to the aquarium as they gracefully wave their fans to capture food. Their unique behaviours and hardy nature make them fascinating to observe and a valuable part of a diverse aquatic ecosystem.

Shrimp available

We try to keep a really good range of shrimp in stock at all times. We have an in store breeding program for various Neocaridina and Caridina, some of which are shown below. 

We have regular deliveries of Bamboo, Amano and Armored Shrimp.  

See a few of our shrimp below.

Black Panda Caridina Shrimp

Black Panda Caridina Shrimp

Bloody Mary Neocaridina Shrimp

Bloody Mary Neocaridina Shrimp

Red Wine Panda Caridina Shrimp

Red Wine Caridina Shrimp

Local Bred Shrimp for Burton on Trent and surrounding areas.

We offer a great selection of shrimp to the Burton on Trent area. Top quality many of which we have bred ourselves. Stocking all of the necessary equipment for keeping them in the best conditions. Including RO Water, Shrimp soil, wood, botanicals etc. 

Find out more about shrimp, shrimp keeping and varieties available over on the knowledgebase. More articles being added all of the time. 

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