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Suitable Shrimp for Nano Tanks

The following is a list of dwarf algae-eating shrimp that are suitable to be housed in freshwater nano aquaria. See below for general info on keeping these shrimp in the aquarium.

Amano Shrimp
Neocaridina multidentata
Size: 5cm (2")
Amano Shrimp
Bee Shrimp
Caridina logemani
Size: 2.5cm (1")
Bee Shrimp
Crystal Red Shrimp
Caridina logemani
Size: 2.5cm (1")
Crystal Red Shrimp
Orange Shrimp
Caridina sp
Size: 2.5cm (1")
Orange Shrimp
Red Cherry Shrimp
Caridina heteropoda var. Red
Size: 2.5cm (1")
Red Cherry Shrimp
Tiger Shrimp
Caridina cantonensis
Size: 2.5cm (1")
Tiger Shrimp
Viet Noi Black and White Shrimp
Caridina sp
Size: 2.5cm (1")
Viet Noi Black and White Shrimp
 
Additional info on keeping freshwater shrimp:

The shrimp listed above should ideally be kept at temperatures in the range 20 - 25 'C (68-77'F). Some species from Sulawesi and other parts of Indonesia require higher temperatures.

These dwarf shrimp are best suited to small species tanks or planted tanks with small and peaceful fish species. Small planted setups with a few rocks and/or pieces of driftwood are ideal. Shrimp seem to particularly enjoy picking their way through moss, so mosses that can be grown onto plants and wood such as Java Moss (Taxiphyllum barbieri), Christmas Moss (Vesicularia dubyana "Christmas") and Weeping Moss (Vesicularia ferriei "Weeping") are ideal.

They will eat algae and other tiny foods that they scavenge. They will also eat most fish foods such as flake and granular foods, and algae wafers and tablets. Specialist shrimp foods such as Hikari Shrimp Cuisine and Sera Shrimps Natural are also available.

These shrimp should only be kept with small and peaceful fishes - larger fish will see them as food. Many of the fish featured in the Fish for Nano Tanks section are suitable to be housed with these dwarf shrimp.

Good water quality should be maintained just as for fish, with regular water changes and appropriate filtration. In addition, beware of using medications or treatments that may harm invertebrates - always check the label.

 

 
 
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