Vampire Shrimp

Quick Facts about Vampire Shrimp Aspect Detail Species Name Atya gabonensis Common Name Vampire Shrimp, Gabon Shrimp, African Filter Shrimp Care Level Moderate Lifespan 5-6 years Adult Size 4 to 6 inches Diet Filter feeder Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons Temperature 75-82°F (24-28°C) Water Conditions Freshwater Optimal PH 6.5-7.5 Optimal KH 4-8 About the Vampire Shrimp Vampire Shrimp, scientifically known […]

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Tiger Shrimp

Quick Facts about Tiger Shrimp Aspect Detail Species Name Caridina cantonensis Common Name Tiger Shrimp Care Level Moderate Lifespan 1-2 years Adult Size 1 to 1.5 inches Diet Omnivore Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons Temperature 68-78°F (20-25°C) Water Conditions Freshwater Optimal PH 6.5-7.5 Optimal KH 3-6 About the Tiger Shrimp Tiger Shrimp, bearing the scientific name Caridina cantonensis, are a […]

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Sulawesi Shrimp

Quick Facts about Sulawesi Shrimp Aspect Detail Species Name Caridina dennerli Common Name Sulawesi Shrimp, Cardinal Shrimp Care Level Moderate to Advanced Lifespan 1-2 years Adult Size 1 inch Diet Omnivore Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons Temperature 77-88°F (25-31°C) Water Conditions Freshwater, High Mineral Content Optimal PH 7.5-8.5 Optimal KH 2-5 About the Sulawesi Shrimp The Sulawesi Shrimp, specifically known […]

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Snowball Shrimp

Quick Facts about Snowball Shrimp Aspect Detail Species Name Neocaridina zhangjiajiensis Common Name Snowball Shrimp Care Level Easy Lifespan 1-2 years Adult Size 1-1.5 inches Diet Omnivore Minimum Tank Size 5 gallons Temperature 65-80°F (18-27°C) Water Conditions Freshwater, Stable Optimal PH 6.5-7.5 Optimal KH 3-10 About the Snowball Shrimp The Snowball Shrimp, scientifically known as Neocaridina zhangjiajiensis, is a freshwater […]

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Pistol Shrimp

Quick Facts about Pistol Shrimp Aspect Detail Species Name Alpheidae (family name for many species) Common Name Pistol Shrimp, Snapping Shrimp Care Level Moderate Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 1-3 inches Diet Omnivore Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons Temperature 72-78°F (22-25°C) Water Conditions Marine, Stable Optimal PH 8.1-8.4 Optimal KH 7-10 About the Pistol Shrimp Pistol Shrimp, also popularly known […]

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Mantis Shrimp

Quick Facts about Mantis Shrimp Aspect Detail Species Name Stomatopoda Common Name Mantis Shrimp Care Level Advanced Lifespan 6 years on average, some up to 20 years Adult Size 1 to 12 inches (depending on species) Diet Carnivore Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons Temperature 72-78°F (22-25°C) Water Conditions Saline, Stable Optimal PH 8.1-8.4 Optimal KH 8-12 About the Mantis Shrimp […]

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Peppermint Shrimp

Quick Facts about Peppermint Shrimp Aspect Detail Species Name Lysmata wurdemanni Common Name Peppermint Shrimp Care Level Easy Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 2-3 inches Diet Omnivore (Known for Aiptasia consumption) Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons Temperature 72-78°F (22-25°C) Water Conditions Marine, Stable Optimal PH 8.1-8.4 Optimal KH 8-12 About the Peppermint Shrimp The Peppermint Shrimp, scientifically known as Lysmata […]

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Ninja Shrimp

Quick Facts about Ninja Shrimp Aspect Detail Species Name Caridina serratirostris Common Name Ninja Shrimp Care Level Intermediate Lifespan Up to 2 years Adult Size 1-1.5 inches Diet Omnivore Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons Temperature 70-78°F (21-25°C) Water Conditions Freshwater, Stable Optimal PH 6.5-7.5 Optimal KH 1-4 About the Ninja Shrimp Ninja Shrimp, scientifically known as Caridina serratirostris, is a […]

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Marble Shrimp

Quick Facts about Marble Shrimp Aspect Detail Species Name Saron marmoratus Common Name Marble Shrimp Care Level Moderate Lifespan Up to 5 years Adult Size 2-3 inches Diet Omnivore Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons Temperature 72-78°F (22-25°C) Water Conditions Saline, Stable Optimal PH 8.1-8.4 Optimal KH 7-10 About the Marble Shrimp The Marble Shrimp, scientifically known as Saron marmoratus, is […]

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Amano Shrimp

Scientific Name Caridina multidentata Common Name Amano Shrimp Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) Diet Omnivore Origin Japan Temperament Peaceful History & Domestication The Amano Shrimp, initially native to Japan and parts of Taiwan, gained immense popularity in the aquarium hobby due to the work of a famous aquarist named Takashi Amano. It was […]

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