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FRESHWATER GIANT PRAWN (ROSENBERGII)

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FRESHWATER GIANT PRAWN (ROSENBERGII)

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 20 cm+
Temperament: Mostly peaceful, territorial to own kind

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 22-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 7.0-8.0
General Hardness: Soft-Moderate

 

Range

Northern Australia and Indo-Pacific region

 

Reproduction

Bred for aquaculture overseas, but not normally bred in aquaria. Juveniles grow up in estuaries and migrate upstream into freshwater.

 

Feeding

Omnivorous, eats most fish foods.

 

Additional Comments

Also known as Cherabin, this large freshwater prawn makes a fascinating aquarium subject (and is great eating!) Adults develop very long purple claws. Please note: avoid the use of copper based treatments if invertebrates are in the same tank.

 

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