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 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

The Amano Shrimp (Caridina multidentata)

The Amano Shrimp is one of the more popular and readily available freshwater invertebrates kept as pets. It is a hardy shrimp that is one of the better algae eaters. Its peaceful nature makes it a good option for community tanks. It is also a popular option for planted tanks. Etymology The Amano shrimp (Caridina … Read more

Best Freshwater Shrimps For Aquariums

Shrimps can be kept in a community with other peaceful fish like tetra and guppies. Shrimps feed off the fish’s fecal matter. 1. Bamboo Shrimp The Bamboo shrimp [atyopsis moluccensis], is a peaceful common addition to an aquarium. Originally from Southeast Asia, the bamboo shrimp is also known as a Fan shrimp, Wood shrimp, Timber … Read more