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Fancy Shrimp for the Planted Aquarium

 

By William Ciaurro

 

Bamboo Shrimp
of all the animals I’ve kept in aquaria, the fancy shrimp is the one that steals my heart! Whether they’re bright Red Cherry Shrimp, or stunning Crystal Shrimp, these animals have some of the most entertaining behavior. The best part about these crustaceans is their quick reproductive cycle. When keeping shrimp the colony can go from four to forty very quickly! Fortunately even small tanks can support large colonies of shrimp. These animals do best in planted aquariums, with plenty of moss to hide in. Fancy shrimp spend their days combing through plants in search of yummy algaes! It’s important to realize that these are docile creatures and should be kept with the most peaceful of tankmates. Amanda Tetras, and small Rasboras such as Rasbora espei, make excellent tank mates. Another important detail to success with these animals is feeding appropriate foods; some folks think the algae alone is enough to sustain these animals, however surviving is not the same as thriving! Feeding shrimp foods with vitamins and iodine insure the most healthy beautiful shrimp.You can stop by and see these beauties up close and personal in the store where we stock Crystal Varieties, Mandarin, Rili, and many other varieties of shrimp.
Red Crystal

Red Crystal

Red Rili

Red Rili

Yellow Rili

Yellow Rili

Orange Rili

Orange Rili

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