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Red Nose Shrimp is a fascinating  Aquarium shrimp. They are good tank cleaners and really can be interesting brackish invertebrates to keep in your aquarium. However, to care Red Nose Shrimp you may need some experience. LIke other dwarf shrimp, the red nose shrimp are very social and prefer to stay with other shrimp of their species.

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

Features of Red Nose Shrimp:

  • A slender semi-transparent body that sometimes has hints of green or yellow
  • Needle shaped nose and have distinctive red marking on hteir nose
  • The average lifspan is 1.5 -2 years


Red Nose Shrimp : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Red Nose Shrimp:

Red Nose Shrimp can be housed in a nano fish tank as 15 Litres. You’ll likely need a larger tank if you’re planning on introducing some tank mates or aquarium plants. 

Red Nose Shrimp Tank Mate Compatibility:

Red Nose Shrimp are very peaceful creatures. They are happy to stay in large or small groups with others of their kind. Other tank mates you could consider are:

Red Nose Shrimp Food :

Red Nose Shrimp will accept quality dried foods like Dymax Shrimp Pellets, Hikari Shrimp Cuisine, Sera Shrimps Natural Sinking Granulets, Hikari Algae Wafers. Red Nose shrimp enjoy eating algae off the walls and surfaces in the tank. You could encourage algae growth by adding aquantic plants to the tank.

Red Nose 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 your tank

Heater will maintain a wam water temperature in the tank. You can consider adding a heater to the tank if necessary. A thermometer is recommended to control the water temperature.

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Aquatic Plants for Red Nose Shrimp

Red Nose Shrimp in a tank with hardy live aqurium plants can be a good thing! 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 Red Nose Shrimp

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

Substrate for Red Nose Shrimp

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

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