Shrimp Crabs and Crayfish - Home. The Algae Eating Shrimp

 

As the title suggests, these are all algae eating shrimp. They will eat almost all forms of algae and they may also tuck into fine plants as well. They are most at home in a planted aquarium and need greenery in their food. Also they all appreciate moderately low light levels. Their aquarium should be furnished with a lot of plants for cover and floating plants will defuse the light. Their tank mates should be peaceful towards them as in the wild they are generally regarded as food. They should be fed a varied diet, including algae wafers and shrimp pellets, supplemented with vegetables (organically grown) and commercially available frozen foods, like artemia and daphnia.

These shrimp reproduce using the Specialised method of Breeding.
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Click to Enlarge Cardina Japonica Photo: Nakano/Archiv A.C.S. © AQUALOG
Click to Enlarge Cardina Japonica Photo: © Eddie Wright
 

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Caridina japonica
Amano Shrimp
Japan
5cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Caridina Serrata Male Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOGClick to Enlarge Caridina Serrata Female Photo: W.A. Tomey © AQUALOG  

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Caridina serrata
Bush-algae Shrimp
South East Asia
3cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Mini Dwarf Shrimp Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Caridina sp.
Mini Dwarf Shrimp
Asia
1.5cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Red Spotted Shrimp Photo: Dave Crowder © S C and C   Sci:
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Caridina sp.
Red Spotted Shrimp
Asia
3cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Neocaridina Sp. Photo: © Chris Lukhaup  

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Neocaridina sp.
Crystal Blue Shrimp
South East Asia
3cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Neocaridina Sp. Photo: © Chris Lukhaup  

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Neocaridina sp.
Crystal Red Dwarf Shrimp
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2.5cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Neocaridina Sp. Photo: © Chris Lukhaup  

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Neocaridina sp.
Green Shrimp
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3cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Neocaridina Sp. Photo: © Chris Lukhaup  

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Neocaridina sp.
Orange Shrimp
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3cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Neocardina sp. I Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Neocaridina sp. I
Red Tail Shrimp
Taiwan
2.5cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Neocardina sp. II Photo: Nakano/Archiv A.C.S. © AQUALOG  

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Neocaridina sp. II
Bumblebee Dwarf Shrimp
Taiwan
2.5cm
22-25C
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Click to Enlarge Neocardina sp. III Photo: Nakano/Archiv A.C.S. © AQUALOG  

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Neocaridina sp. III
Red Band Dwarf Shrimp
Asia
2.5cm

22-25C
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