Large arm shrimp of the genus Macrobrachium
This group is usually very large and is partly also predatory. However, there are also some exceptions, such as the annelid shrimp, glass shrimp and red scissors shrimp, these are just 8cm tall and are still relatively small in contrast to other large arm shrimp. To guarantee a peaceful coexistence, however, the aquarium should be very well structured and should offer many hiding places so that weaker animals have the chance to retreat. They should be kept from a tank volume of 60-100 liters. For larger species 150 liters should be available. Since larger species are usually very aggressive towards other aquarium inhabitants, it is recommended to keep them singly or as a pair. You can feed the shrimps with every shrimp and crab food you can find in our store. From time to time you can also offer a few leaves or nettle leaves which are eaten by the shrimps very gladly. Small species like the glass shrimp can be propagated in the aquarium without much effort. With larger species such as the Rosenberg's large arm shrimp this can be difficult as they need brackish water to reproduce.