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Chameleon Shrimp are very colorful and unique freshwater shrimp, They are an ideal invertebrate for nano tanks and thrive in planted tanks. Chameleon shrimp are very simliar size as Cherry Shrimp and they are also great scavengers. Buy Live Aquariuam Shrimp in Coburg Aquarium Online, delivered to your door.

Please note: avoid the use of copper based treatments if invertebrates are present in the tank.


Features of Chameleon Shrimp:

  • Have an ability to change their color to match the environment like a ninja
  • This is a very colorful shrimp species and with many pattern variations
  • The average lifspan is 1.5 years
  • Chameleon Shrimps are excellent scavenger, no harm to healthy plants


Chameleon Shrimp : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Chameleon Shrimp:

The recommended for a small group of Chameleon Shrimp should be least 30 Litres fish tank. You’ll likely need a larger tank if you’re planning on introducing some tank mates or aquarium plants. 

Chameleon Shrimp Tank Mate Compatibility:

Chameleon Shrimp is a peaceful and non-aggressive specimen. They are happy to stay in large or small groups with others of their kind. Other tank mates you could consider are:

Chameleon Shrimp Food :

Chameleon Shrimp are not picky eater. They are happy to eat most foods. Feed chameleon shrimp a diet of  like Dymax Shrimp Pellets, Hikari Shrimp Cuisine, Sera Shrimps Natural Sinking Granulets, Hikari Algae Wafers. Chameleon shrimp enjoy eating algae off the walls and surfaces in the tank. You could encourage algae growth by adding aquantic plants to the tank.

Chameleon Shrimp Tank Set-up

Aquarium Lights and Lighting

Shrimps don't require any specific lights.  Lighting system is mainly for the planted aquarium. It ensures the healthy of Aquantic plans and also encourages algae growth in your tank.

Shrimp Tank Filter

Shrimp are very sensitive to ammonia and nitrite, so a good filtration system is very neccessary to house the shrimp well. Popular choice for shrimp tanks could be: sponge filter, Hang on Back Filter, or Matten Filter.

Heater for Shrimp tank

Heater is an option for your Chameleon Shrimp Only tank. You can consider to add a heater in the community aquarium tank. A thermometer is recommended to control the water temperature.

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Aquatic Plants for Chameleon Shrimp

Chameleon Shrimp do best in tanks with plenty of live aqurium plants. They don't eat healthy plants.  Aquatic plants grow lots of biofilm ( a nutritious food source for shrimps) that shrimp love to graze. You could buy aquatic plants through Coburg Aquarium Online - Live Aquarium Plants.

Decorations for Chameleon Shrimp

Decorations play an important role in Chameleon shrimp tank - they provide shelter and protection for them. Be more creative!  Add some Aquarium Ornaments in Chameleon shrimp tank, like Kazoo handmade fish decorations , caves, plastic tunnels, silk plants, rocks, and driftwood.

Substrate for Chameleon Shrimp

Sand, Soil, Gravel and round pebbles are all good substrate for the shrimp tank

Additional Information

Shrimp Keeping Snapshot :

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

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