Freshwater shrimps in the shrimp aquarium
While in the past mainly the most different fish species were to be found in the aquarium, nowadays also shrimps enjoy an ever increasing popularity. In this category you will find a huge selection of shrimp for the aquarium.
Fan shrimp, dwarf shrimp and large-armed shrimp
Basically, shrimp are divided into three main groups. On the one hand, there are the dwarf shrimp, which, as the name suggests, are relatively small and can be kept in aquariums from 10 liters. On average, these shrimp grow to a maximum of 4 cm. Dwarf shrimp they come in a wide variety of species, colors and sizes. Due to their size, these animals have also become particularly popular in connection with the so-called nano aquariums, i.e. small tanks. However, it should never be forgotten that shrimp are group animals and should be kept in a group of at least 6 animals, so that they really feel comfortable.
Besides the dwarf shrimp there are also the fan shrimp and the large arm shrimp. Both species are usually larger than the dwarf shrimp. Typical for the large arm shrimp are their larger forearms and their fascinating social behavior which is very close to that of the crabs. The fan shrimp got its name because it fans its food out of the water with its small fans. Despite their size, fan shrimp are absolutely peaceful contemporaries.
Skinning of shrimps
Shrimps belong to the Crustacean group. And like other Crustacean, shrimp also shed their skin regularly. Whenever they grow, they shed their outer shell, otherwise it would become too small. It is always important that shrimp that are about to molt or have just molted can retreat and hide sometimes. They are then very sensitive and easily injured. We recommend shrimp hiding places and fine aquatic plants and mosses that you can also buy in our online store.
Putting shrimp into the aquarium
When putting shrimp into the aquarium, special care and patience is required. The small shrimp are sometimes very sensitive to their new environment, so they should be very slowly and gently accustomed to their new shrimp aquarium. The insertion can take up to 2 hours and more. The shrimps will thank their new owners with a great color intensity and a lot of vitality.
Feeding the shrimp - the right shrimp food !
There is special shrimp food for shrimp. In addition to the normal shrimp food, shrimp are also happy about sea mantle tree leaves, brenel leaves these should be scalded in advance, or algae leaves or natural food sticks. Furthermore, there are also additives for the water, which facilitate the skinning of the animals and provide for more health and vitality.
Shrimp offspring - breeding shrimps in the aquarium
Shrimps differ into 2 groups during reproduction. Most species release fully developed small juvenile shrimp that can be readily raised with the parents. Shrimp species such as Amano shrimp, rhinoceros shrimp and fan hand shrimp release larvae that are washed into the sea in nature where they go through several stages before returning to freshwater as finished shrimp upstream.
Hardly any other trend has established itself in aquaristics as successfully as the keeping of shrimps in the aquarium. The mostly uncomplicated animals have taken a permanent place in the aquatic worlds of numerous aquarists and are also ideally suited for people who are dealing more extensively with aquaristics for the first time.