Shrimp Crabs and Crayfish - Home. Long-Arm Shrimp

These shrimp, although they can become large in size, are usually quite peaceful, they can however be territorial and will compete for food, so shouldn't be kept with smaller or long-finned species of fish, like neon tetra and guppies. The larger species can cause damage with their claws, but, as long as their tank mates are of a suitable size, they are safe in a community aquarium. The smaller species of long arm shrimp are usually found in dealers tanks labeled as 'river shrimp', they are algae eaters and detritus scavengers, they are often sold as live feed. Given a little patience the large shrimp can become hand tame, taking pieces of prawn and smelt eagerly from your fingers. These shrimp should be fed a mixed diet, including sinking shrimp/crab pellets, supplemented with commercial frozen foods, like krill and mysis. They will hoard or guard any food that hits the bottom at feeding time, only allowing other fish access when they have finished eating.

Both methods of reproduction are used by these shrimp.
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Click to Enlarge Catemaco Lobster Shrimp Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Decapoda gen sp.
Catemaco Lobster Shrimp
Mexico
10cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Short-nose Lobster-Shrimp Photo: Nakano/Archiv ACS © AQUALOG  

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Decapoda gen sp.
Short-nose Lobster-Shrimp
Asia
6cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Macrobrachium Grandimanus   Sci:
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Macrobrachium grandimanus


15cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Macrobrachium lar   Sci:
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Macrobrachium lar
Tahitian Shrimp

12cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Macrobrachium luzifugem Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium luzifugem
Sri Lanka Shrimp

5cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Chamaeleon Prawn Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOGClick to Enlarge Chamaeleon Prawn Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG
Click to Enlarge Chamaeleon Prawn Juvenile Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG
 

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Macrobrachium pilimanus
Chameleon Shrimp
Asia
6cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Macrobrachium Rosenbergii Pair Photo: Fauzie SuffianClick to Enlarge Macrobrachium Rosenbergii Male
Click to Enlarge Macrobrachium Rosenbergii Female Photo: Rashid NasibulinClick to Enlarge Macrobrachium Rosenbergii Female Photo: Rashid Nasibulin

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Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Pole Shrimp
Indo-Pacific region
15cm
24-28C

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Click to Enlarge Boxer Prawn Photo: F. Teigler/Archiv ACS © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp.
Boxer Shrimp
Sri Lanka
6cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Guatemala Prawn Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp.
Guatemala Shrimp
Guatemala
8cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Guinea Shrimp Photo: F. Teigler/Archiv ACS © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp.
Guinea Shrimp
Africa
20cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Honduras Prawn Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp.
Honduras Shrimp
Honduras
20cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Indian Prawn Photo: Nakano/Archiv ACS © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp.
Indian Shrimp
South Asia
6cm
22-25C
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Click to Enlarge Laos Prawn Photo: Nakano/Archiv ACS © AQUALOG
Click to Enlarge Laos Prawn Photo:U. Werner © AQUALOG
 

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Macrobrachium sp.
Laos Shrimp
South East Asia
6cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Papaloan Prawn Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp.
Papaloapan Shrimp
Mexico
9cm
22-25C

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 Click to Enlarge Panama Prawn Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp.
Panama Shrimp
Panama
6cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Sri Lanka Prawn Photo:U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp.
Sri Lanka Shrimp
Sri Lanka
6cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Striped-Hand Prawn Male Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOGClick to Enlarge Striped-Hand Prawn Photo: U. Werner © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp.
Striped-Hand Shrimp
Asia
6cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Thailand Prawn Photo: Nakano/Archiv ACS © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp.
Thailand Shrimp
Thailand
6cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Macrobrachium Sp. Photo: © Chris Lukhaup  

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Macrobrachium sp.
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6cm
22-25C

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Click to Enlarge Camerone Shrimp Photo: Pinhard/Archiv ACS © AQUALOG  

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Macrobrachium sp. III
Cameroon Shrimp
Africa
6cm
22-25C

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