The Molting Process of Shrimp

Tiger Dward Shrimp Molting

Freshwater shrimps belong to the group of organisms known as invertebrates. They do not have a backbone and instead rely on a hard exoskeleton that provides protection and support for the body. This means they will exhibit unique behavioral traits, especially compared to vertebrates like fish. One of the biggest differentiators is a process known … Read more

The Assassin Snail (Clea helena)

Assassin snails (Clea helena) are a type of freshwater snail that is highly sought after by aquarium hobbyists because of their ability to prey on pest snails in aquariums. They are relatively easy to care for and can thrive in various aquarium setups. Etymology The common name “Assassin snail” is derived from the snail’s predatory … Read more

The Apple Snail (Pomacea bridgesii)

Apple snails (Pomacea bridgesii) are among the most popular freshwater aquarium species renowned for their size, striking coloration, and unique behaviors. Apart from their unique appearance and behavior, Apple snails are popular among aquarium hobbyists because they are relatively easy to care for and help keep tanks clean by eating algae and other debris. However, … Read more

The Ramshorn Snail (Planorbarius corneus)

The Ramshorn snails (Planorbarius corneus) are a type of freshwater snail that belong to the Planorbidae family. Initially, these snails were seen as pests. However, in the last few years, they have become popular aquarium pets because of their adaptability and usefulness as cleaners of detritus and algae.  Etymology They are named for their distinctive … Read more

The Cherry Shrimp

Dwarf Cherry Shrimp

The Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi) is a common freshwater aquarium shrimp known for its bright red coloration. They are generally easy to care for and can greatly add to a community tank. Origins These shrimps derive their name from their bright red color reminiscent of cherries. The scientific name for Cherry Shrimp is Neocaridina davidi. … Read more

The Bamboo Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis)

Bamboo shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis), filter shrimp, or fan shrimp are freshwater invertebrates native to Southeast Asia. They are popular among aquarists because of their unique appearance and ability to filter particles from the water using their fan-like appendages. Etymology Bamboo shrimps get their name from their long, thin, and segmented legs, reminiscent of bamboo shoots.  … Read more