Freshwater Shrimp Species Care Sheets

White Pearl / Snowball shrimp

White Pearl Shrimp Care Sheet (Neocaridina cf Zhangjiajiensis)

A very elegant variation of neocaridina takes the name of White Pearl, or Snowball shrimp, after its coloration which varies from light gray to very white (especially in female specimens). These shrimp, whose scientific name is Neocaridina cf Zhangjiajie, are originally from Southern China where they are bred in large...

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Asellus Aquaticus / Freshwater Isopod

Asellus Aquaticus (Freshwater Isopod) Facts

Asellus Aquaticus is the scientific name of a small crustacean also known as freshwater isopod, water louse, aquatic pillbug, or aquatic sowbug. There are different species of freshwater isopods, with the most popular genus being the Asellus spp. and the Caecidotea spp. These creatures are not to be confused with...

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Total Dissolved Solids Shrimp Tank

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in your shrimp tank

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is a measure of all the organic and inorganic content dissolved in water, including mineral salts, plant matter and waste from fish and other microorganisms. TDS, together with pH, KH and GH, is an important factor to take into account when assessing the quality of your...

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shrimp affected by white ring of death

White Ring of Death in shrimp: signs and prevention

A well-known phenomenon in the shrimp keeping hobby is the infamous “white ring of death” (WROD) (sometimes also referred to as “white line of death” (WLOD) or “white band of death” (WBOD)) . As the name suggests, witnessing something like this is no good news. If you suddenly notice a...

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Tiger Shrimp Care

Tiger Shrimp Care Sheet (Caridina Cantonensis)

The Caridina cantonensis is a tiny striped shrimp originary from Taiwan. It has become a rather common guest in aquarium tanks worldwide and comes in three color variations: the orange Wild Tiger Shrimp, the Blue Tiger Shrimp and the Black Tiger Shrimp. Caridina Cantonensis Shrimp Keep Caresheet Difficulty: Easy Size:...

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Freshwater Blue Dream Shrimp

Blue Dream Shrimp Care Sheet (Neocaridina Davidi)

Neocaridina Davidi is a freshwater shrimp belonging to the Atyidae animal family. There are many variants on the market that differ mainly in the color of the shell, red cherry shrimp (RCS) being the most popular one. They are among the most keeped dwarf shrimp in the aquarium hobby because...

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