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Native Australian shrimp, Glass Shrimp are very attractive freshwater shrimp, useful for algae control in planted tanks. They really can be an interesting invertebrate to keep in your aquarium. Suitable for both heated and unheated tanks. Buy Live Aquariuam Shrimp and Aquarium supplies 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 Glass 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
  • Glass Shrimps are excellent scavenger, no harm to healthy plants


Glass Shrimp : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Glass Shrimp:

Glass 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. 

Glass Shrimp Tank Mate Compatibility:

Glass 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:

Glass Shrimp Food :

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

Glass 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 Glass Shrimp

Glass 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 Glass Shrimp

Decorations play an important role in GLass Shrimp tank. Add some Aquarium Ornaments in Glass shrimp tank, like Kazoo handmade fish decorations , caves, plastic tunnels, silk plants, rocks, and driftwood.

Substrate for Glass Shrimp

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

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